Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 1983;2(1): 87-93.
Pitfall of ultrasonographic diagnosis in abdominal tuberculosis
Y.H. Lee, H.S. Yoo, K.W. Kim, J.T. Lee, C.Y. Park
Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine
ABSTRACT
Intestinal tuberculosis is generally diagnosed using conventional barium studies, however recent diagnostic modalities such as ultrasonography and CT sean are widely applicated in conjunction with conventional studies for the search of lymph node presentation and associated extra-intestinal organs. It is important to differentiate intra-abdominal tuberculosis from metastatic or lymphomatous disease clinically. And it might be especially of worth to find out if there is any differential point between tuberculosis and other lymph nodal disease entities when we meet similar findings on imaging modalities. Authors have tried to evaluate ultrasonographic findings in conjunction with other studies in nine cases of abdominal tuberculosis which showed mainly extra-intestinal and/or lymph nodal involvement.
Keywords: tuberculosis
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