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Abdominal tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammed Alshammari


Abdominal pain.

Patient Data:

Age: 14 years
Gender: Female

CT abdo / pelvis

Modality: CT

Multiple calcified and non-calcified abdominal and pelvic nodal masses. The largest is in the porta hepatis region, and the main portal vein is encased and narrowed by this mass.

There is also a well defined peripherally enhancing cystic lesion related to the anterior abdominal wall on the left, with tiny calcified foci.

Case Discussion:

This case illustrates extensive peritoneal, soft tissue and nodal involvement by tuberculosis. 

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