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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 763-766

Pseudotumoral hepatic tuberculosis with pericardial abscess


1 Department of Pathology, 12 Air Force Hospital, Air Force Station, Gorakhpur - 273 002, India
2 Command Hospital Central Command, Lucknow - 226 002, India

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Deepti Mutreja
Department of Pathology, 12 Air Force Hospital, Air Force Station, Gorakhpur - 273 002
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.72082

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We report the postmortem findings in a 28-year-old immunocompetent male patient, a rare case of tuberculous liver abscesses with concomitant pericardial abscess in the absence of pleuropulmonary or splenic involvement, who continued to be a diagnostic dilemma. This case report illustrates the difficulty in reaching the correct diagnosis in case of hepatic masses, which are most often confused with carcinoma of the liver, primary or metastatic and, hence, have been aptly referred to as pseudotumoral hepatic tuberculosis in the past.


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