Tuberculoma of the liver presenting as a hyperechoic mass on ultrasound

T. C.F. Tan, A. Y.C. Cheung, W. Y.L. Wan*, Tse-Ching Chen

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An unusual case of hepatic macronodular tuberculoma is presented. As demonstrated by CT, the tuberculoma replaced the entire lateral segment of the left lobe of liver and resembled an infiltrative tumour. On ultrasound, the tuberculoma presented as a hyperechoic lesion, in contrast to a round hypoechoic mass which is usually seen in this condition. Hepatic macronodular tuberculomas are not uncommonly misdiagnosed as primary or secondary liver tumours by imaging studies, and the definite diagnosis is usually established by liver biopsy. The prognosis of hepatic macronodular tuberculoma is usually very good with effective treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1293-1295
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue numberDEC.
StatePublished - 12 1997


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