Isolated hepatic tuberculosis: A rare cause of hepatic mass lesions

Kucukmetin N. T. , Ince Ü. , Cicek B., Akman H., Boztas G., Tozun N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.25, sa.1, ss.110-112, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/tjg.2014.6349
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.110-112


Hepatic tuberculosis usually accompanies pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Although isolated hepatic tuberculosis is a very rare condition, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a hepatic mass. Here, we report a 42-year-old woman presenting with weight loss, fever, night sweats, and a hepatic mass on the abdominal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Ultrasonography-guided percutaneous needle biopsy demonstrated a caseating granuloma with epithelioid histiocytes and giant cells compatible with the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The patient was treated with four anti-tuberculous drugs for 1 year. She recovered clinically, and her post-treatment abdominal MRI was normal.