Macronodular hepatic tuberculosis associated with portal vein thrombosis and portal hypertension

S. K. Venkatesh, Lenny K.A. Tan, E. P.Y. Siew, T. C. Putti

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Tuberculosis (TB) of the liver is usually associated with miliary spread. Macronodular TB of the liver is rare. A case of macronodular TB of the liver in a 31-year-old woman causing portal vein thrombosis and portal hypertension is presented. Ultrasound and CT appearances are described. There was coexistent ileo-caecal TB with extensive mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. Macronodular TB should be considered in the differential diagnosis when a patient presents with multiple calcified masses in the liver with portal vein thrombosis and portal hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-324
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005



  • Computed tomography
  • Macronodular tuberculosis
  • Portal hypertension
  • Portal vein thrombosis
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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