Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 265–267 | Cite as

Hepatosplenic tuberculosis with hypersplenism: CT evaluation

  • Byung Ihn Choi
  • Jung -Gi Im
  • Man Chung Han
  • Hyo Suk Lee


Hepatosplenic tuberculosis of macronodular form is extremely rare. We present one case of hepatosplenic tuberculosis with its appearance on computed tomography (CT). The CT findings of hepatosplenic tuberculosis were multiple, well-defined, round or ovoid, low-density masses with a range of +35 to +45 HU. Lymphadenopathy in the abdominal and mediastinal area and pleural effusion were also found. Although CT does not confirm a diagnosis of hepatosplenic tuberculosis, it is a valuable examination to support the diagnosis and define the extent of disease.

Key words

Liver, tuberculosis Spleen, tuberculosis CT, hepatosplenic tuberculosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Byung Ihn Choi
    • 1
  • Jung -Gi Im
    • 1
  • Man Chung Han
    • 1
  • Hyo Suk Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, College of MedicineSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine, College of MedicineSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

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