Abdominal tuberculosis: Ct findings

Academic Article


  • The computed tomographic (CT) characteristics of intraabdominal tuberculosis are not specific. A recent article from South Africa proposed a set of criteria that included high density ascites and mesenteric involvement, consisting of thickening and adenopathy, as possible criteria for the diagnosis of tuberculous peritonitis by CT. Review of three additional cases of abdominal tuberculosis showing these findings supports the criteria defined in the earlier study. Although not definitive, these findings in the appropriate clinical setting should suggest the possibility of tuberculosis. © 1984 Raven Press.
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    Author List

  • Dahlene DH; Stanley RJ; Koehler RE; Shin MS; Tishler JMA
  • Start Page

  • 443
  • End Page

  • 445
  • Volume

  • 8
  • Issue

  • 3