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Imaging of tuberculosis. II. Abdominal manifestations in 112 patients.
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PMID:  8688229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe the radiological findings of tuberculosis (TB) of the abdomen as reflected at our hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The radiological files of 503 patients (referred to our institution mainly because of a clinical suspicion of malignancy, and found to have culture- or biopsy-proven TB) were reviewed in order to analyze the spectrum of the TB manifestations in this group of patients. RESULTS: Abdominal manifestations were found in 112 patients, in 1/3 abdominal disease was the only evidence of TB. More than half of the patients also had chest TB. The most common abdominal TB manifestations were peritonitis and lymph node enlargement, each occurring in about 1/3 of the patients. Also 1/3 had genitourinary TB manifestations. About 1/5 had TB of the liver, spleen or pancreas or in the gastrointestinal tract, respectively. Multiple organ involvement was common. CONCLUSION: The need to consider TB in the differential diagnosis in patients with obscure abdominal symptoms, especially with multiple organ involvement, is stressed.
C Lundstedt; R Nyman; J Brismar; C Hugosson; I Kagevi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0284-1851     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-28     Completed Date:  1996-08-28     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706123     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol     Country:  DENMARK    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  489-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Middle Aged
Peritonitis, Tuberculous / radiography
Radiography, Abdominal*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tuberculosis / radiography*
Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal / radiography
Tuberculosis, Lymph Node / radiography
Tuberculosis, Urogenital / radiography

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