A case of abdominal tuberculous lymphadenitis limited in the hepatoduodenal ligament

H. Fujiwara, S. Hase, H. Gohara, Y. Mitogawa, M. Kobayashi, S. Hiraki

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Abstract

We experienced a rare case of abdominal tuberculous lymphadenitis limited in the hepatoduodenal ligament. Abdominal US examination showed low-echoic lymphnodes. With CT and MRI enlarged lymph nodes showed peripheral rim enhancement and non-enhanced center, which is characteristic but not pathognomonic finding in tuberculous lymphadenitis. As the lesions were difficult to distinguish from metastatic malignancy and malignant lymphoma, laparoscopic-guided biopsy was performed. When enlarged abdominal lymphnodes are observed, especially with thick and irregular peripheral rim enhancement, we should consider tuberculous lymphadenitis as a possible differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1175-1179
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume45
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Fujiwara, H., Hase, S., Gohara, H., Mitogawa, Y., Kobayashi, M., & Hiraki, S. (2000). A case of abdominal tuberculous lymphadenitis limited in the hepatoduodenal ligament. Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology, 45(10), 1175-1179.