Peritoneal tuberculosis. Radiographic diagnosis

Carolina Ospina-Moreno, Jorge González-Gambau, Inmaculada Montejo-Gañán, Alba Castán-Senar, Luis Sarría-Octavio-de-Toledo, Elena Martínez-Mombil
2014 Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas  
Peritoneal tuberculosis (TB) is an extrapulmonary form of presentation of tuberculosis. HIV infection is a primary risk factor for this condition. Diagnosis requires microbiological or histopathological confirmation in addition to supporting radiological imaging studies. Abdominal ultrasonography and CT are useful to obtain a radiographic diagnosis, with typical findings including diffuse peritoneal thickening, presence of ascites in varying volumes, adenopathies, and caseating nodes. We report
more » ... ng nodes. We report 2 cases of patients with ascites and nodular peritoneal thickening on diagnostic images, as well as high CA-125 levels in laboratory tests. In both patients, a diagnosis of peritoneal tuberculosis was reached following a US-guided peritoneal biopsy.
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