Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 382--385

Hepatic tuberculosis mimicking Klatskin tumor: A diagnostic dilemma


Raman Arora1, Alok Sharma1, Prashant Bhowate2, Vijender Kumar Bansal2, Sandeep Guleria2, Amit Kumar Dinda1 
1 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Alok Sharma
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India

Tubercular involvement of liver is rare and usually occurs in association with pulmonary or miliary tuberculosis, as diffuse involvement without recognizable pulmonary tuberculosis or rarely in a localized form, which presents as a tuberculoma or tubercular abscess. We report the case of a 22-year-old boy presenting with features of obstructive jaundice and a clinico-radiological picture highly suggestive of a perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin tumor), but found to have tubercular involvement of porta hepatis. We review the literature on this unusual presentation, highlight the considerable diagnostic challenge such cases can pose, and also emphasize the need to consider tuberculosis in differential diagnosis of lesions involving the porta hepatis, particularly in areas endemic for the disease.


How to cite this article:
Arora R, Sharma A, Bhowate P, Bansal VK, Guleria S, Dinda AK. Hepatic tuberculosis mimicking Klatskin tumor: A diagnostic dilemma.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2008;51:382-385


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Arora R, Sharma A, Bhowate P, Bansal VK, Guleria S, Dinda AK. Hepatic tuberculosis mimicking Klatskin tumor: A diagnostic dilemma. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Nov 28 ];51:382-385
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