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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 Mar;7(1):108-111. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2004.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2004.7.1.108
Copyright © 2004 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Hepatosplenic Tuberculous Abscess
Yu Seok Han, Ju Young Chung, Sang Woo Kim and Sung Hee Kim*
Department of Pediatrics, Sanggyepaik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
*Department of Radiology, Sanggyepaik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Tuberculosis is not a common cause of liver abscess and it is rarely considered in the differential diagnosis of a patient with hepatic mass. We report a case of tuberculous abscess of liver and spleen in a 15-year-old boy who presented with abdominal pain, fever and weight loss. The ultrasonographic and computed tomographic scan of the abdomen revealed multiple cystic lesions in the liver and spleen. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured from the ascitic fluid and biopsy specimen of lymph node. Follow up CT scan of the abdomen after anti-tuberculosis medication for eighteen months showed complete resolution of the cystic lesions with calcified nodules.

Keywords: Tuberculous abscess; Liver; Spleen