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Isolated liver tuberculosis abscess in a patient without immunodeficiency: A case report.
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PMID:  21161020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Although hepatic tuberculosis is not a rare disease entity, tubercular liver abscess (TLA) is extremely rare. It is usually associated with foci of infection either in the lung and/or gastrointestinal tract or with an immunocompromised state. An isolated or primary TLA with no evidence of tuberculosis elsewhere is even rarer. We report on a 28 year old man who developed an isolated tuberculous liver abscess not associated with lung involvement. Ultrasonography and computed tomography of the abdomen showed the abscess lesions in the liver but the diagnosis of tuberculosis was confirmed by histological examination of the wall of the abscess after surgical drainage. Although tuberculous liver abscess is very rare, it should be included in the differential diagnosis of abscess and unknown hepatic mass lesions.
Karim Ibn Majdoub Hassani; Abdelmalek Ousadden; Amal Ankouz; Khalid Mazaz; Khalid Ait Taleb
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of hepatology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1948-5182     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Hepatol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-16     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101532469     Medline TA:  World J Hepatol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Karim Ibn Majdoub Hassani, Khalid Mazaz, Department of General Surgery "B", Universitet Hospital Hassan II, Fez 30000, Morocco.
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