Tuberculosis presenting as a solitary splenic tumour.


A 48-year-old male had suffered from body weight loss and general malaise for 2 months. Abdominal computed tomography showed a dilated intrahepatic duct with stones and a hypodense nodular mass in the spleen. A splenectomy and distal pancreatectomy were performed under the preoperative impression of a malignancy. Histological examination of the specimens revealed tuberculosis.

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@article{SheenChen1995TuberculosisPA, title={Tuberculosis presenting as a solitary splenic tumour.}, author={Shyr-Ming Sheen-Chen and F F Chou and Yun Wan and H . L . Eng}, journal={Tubercle and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease}, year={1995}, volume={76 1}, pages={80-3} }