Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 52–54 | Cite as

Hepatitis tuberculosis presenting as tumoral disease on ultrasonography

  • Sylvie Blangy
  • François Cornud
  • Annie Sibert
  • Christiane Vissuzaine
  • Jean Luc Saraux
  • Roger Benacerraf
Article

Abstract

Macronodular involvement of the liver is a rare manifestation of hepatitis tuberculosis. Two cases of this pseudotumoral form are reported on ultrasonography, demonstrating multiple hypoechoic nodules distributed throughout the liver. The authors state the difficulty in differentiating this form in its atypical presentation from lymphomatous or secondary malignancies. They stress the importance of the bacteriological and/or histological diagnosis which can be performed with fineneedle percutaneous biopsy under ultrasound guidance and which allows effective therapy.

Key words

Liver US studies Hepatitis Tuberculosis Neoplasms diagnosis Ultrasound guidance Percutaneous biopsy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvie Blangy
    • 1
  • François Cornud
    • 1
  • Annie Sibert
    • 2
  • Christiane Vissuzaine
    • 2
  • Jean Luc Saraux
    • 3
  • Roger Benacerraf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyBichat HospitalParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of PathologyBichat HospitalParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of MedicineBichat HospitalParisFrance

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