Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 227–229

Periportal tuberculous adenitis: A rare cause of obstructive jaundice

  • John H. Stanley
  • Paul L. Yantis
  • William H. Marsh
Article

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. Stanley
    • 1
  • Paul L. Yantis
    • 2
  • William H. Marsh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology Division of GastroenterologyMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA

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