Radiological findings of isolated hepatic tuberculosis in a child with tubulointerstitial nephritis-uveitis syndrome


Dursun I. , Yikilmaz A. , Poyrazoglu H., Soyuer I. , Gunduz Z.

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, vol.39, no.3, pp.302-305, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00247-008-1097-1
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.302-305
  • Keywords: Liver, Tuberculosis, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Child, LIVER, FORM

Abstract

Isolated hepatic tuberculosis is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis in children although its incidence has been increasing, especially in immunosuppressed patients. Imaging studies frequently present a diagnostic challenge, especially for the nodular form. Thus a high index of suspicion is required for diagnosis. On US, hepatic tuberculosis may rarely present as a macronodular form (also called pseudotumour or tuberculoma). We report a 15-year-old girl with multiple hepatic macronodular masses due to isolated hepatic tuberculosis.