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Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 227-229

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Periportal tuberculous adenitis: A rare cause of obstructive jaundice

  • John H. StanleyAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology Division of Gastroenterology, Medical University of South Carolina
  • , Paul L. YantisAffiliated withDepartment of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Medical University of South Carolina
  • , William H. MarshAffiliated withDepartment of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Medical University of South Carolina

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Abstract

A patient with a clinical history of pulmonary tuberculosis presented with obstructive jaundice. Compression of the extrahepatic bile ducts was caused by calcified lymph nodes secondary to tuberculous adenitis of the porta hepatis. The role of radiologic methods in the diagnosis and management of this unusual complication is discussed.

Key words

Abdomen, calcifications Bile ducts, obstruction Tuberculosis, complications