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Abdominal tuberculosis: a radiological review with emphasis on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings.

da Rocha EL, Pedrassa BC, Bormann RL, Kierszenbaum ML, Torres LR, D'Ippolito G - Radiol Bras (2015 May-Jun)

Bottom Line: It may be confused with several different conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and other infectious diseases.Delay in the diagnosis may result in significantly increased morbidity, and therefore an early recognition of the condition is essential for proper treatment.Abstract available from the publisher.

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Affiliation: MDs, Radiologists at Unit of Abdomen, Department of Imaging Diagnosis - Escola Paulista de Medicina da Universidade Federal de São Paulo (EPM-Unifesp), São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Tuberculosis is a disease whose incidence has increased principally as a consequence of HIV infection and use of immunosuppressive drugs. The abdomen is the most common site of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. It may be confused with several different conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and other infectious diseases. Delay in the diagnosis may result in significantly increased morbidity, and therefore an early recognition of the condition is essential for proper treatment. In the present essay, cases with confirmed diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis were assessed by means of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, demonstrating the involvement of different organs and systems, and presentations which frequently lead radiologists to a diagnostic dilemma. A brief literature review was focused on imaging findings and their respective prevalence.

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Pancreatic tuberculosis. CT identifies a slight increase in the dimensions of theorgan and loss of the habitual, lobulated contours of the pancreas.
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f10: Pancreatic tuberculosis. CT identifies a slight increase in the dimensions of theorgan and loss of the habitual, lobulated contours of the pancreas.

Mentions: In spite of the fact that pancreatic compromise by tuberculosis is rarely identified atimaging studies, at least one series has reported a prevalence of 8.3% of pancreaticinvolvement in 384 patients with diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis. The describedalterations include increased pancreas dimensions (Figure10), hypodense intrapancreatic collections or complex masses, besidesperipancreatic lymphadenopathy(25).


Abdominal tuberculosis: a radiological review with emphasis on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings.

da Rocha EL, Pedrassa BC, Bormann RL, Kierszenbaum ML, Torres LR, D'Ippolito G - Radiol Bras (2015 May-Jun)

Pancreatic tuberculosis. CT identifies a slight increase in the dimensions of theorgan and loss of the habitual, lobulated contours of the pancreas.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f10: Pancreatic tuberculosis. CT identifies a slight increase in the dimensions of theorgan and loss of the habitual, lobulated contours of the pancreas.
Mentions: In spite of the fact that pancreatic compromise by tuberculosis is rarely identified atimaging studies, at least one series has reported a prevalence of 8.3% of pancreaticinvolvement in 384 patients with diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis. The describedalterations include increased pancreas dimensions (Figure10), hypodense intrapancreatic collections or complex masses, besidesperipancreatic lymphadenopathy(25).

Bottom Line: It may be confused with several different conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and other infectious diseases.Delay in the diagnosis may result in significantly increased morbidity, and therefore an early recognition of the condition is essential for proper treatment.Abstract available from the publisher.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: MDs, Radiologists at Unit of Abdomen, Department of Imaging Diagnosis - Escola Paulista de Medicina da Universidade Federal de São Paulo (EPM-Unifesp), São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Tuberculosis is a disease whose incidence has increased principally as a consequence of HIV infection and use of immunosuppressive drugs. The abdomen is the most common site of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. It may be confused with several different conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and other infectious diseases. Delay in the diagnosis may result in significantly increased morbidity, and therefore an early recognition of the condition is essential for proper treatment. In the present essay, cases with confirmed diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis were assessed by means of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, demonstrating the involvement of different organs and systems, and presentations which frequently lead radiologists to a diagnostic dilemma. A brief literature review was focused on imaging findings and their respective prevalence.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus