Annals of Case Reports and Clinical Studies | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Hepatic Tuberculoma: Diagnosis of a Rare Case

Farwa Kazmi*

Internal Medicine, Gulf Medical University, United Arab Emirates

*Correspondence to: Farwa Kazmi 

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Hepatic tuberculomas are rare presentations of gastrointestinal Tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. They usually occur after dissemination of TB from a primary site like the lungs or gut. Our case report is about a 62-year-old gentleman who had disseminated TB and abnormal Liver Function Tests (LFTs). He had a history of alcohol abuse, hepatitis C and liver cirrhosis. On Computed Tomography (CT) scan, a mass 2.3 x 1.9 cm in diameter was noted. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) revealed right portal vein occlusion, so hepatocellular carcinoma was suspected. CT guided microwave ablation and a biopsy was done for the mass and it was found to be a tuberculoma and no malignant cells were found. Anti-tubercular therapy was continued for the patient.


Liver, Tuberculosis; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Hepatic tuberculoma; Mycobacterium Tuberculosis


Farwa Kazmi.Hepatic Tuberculoma: Diagnosis of a Rare Case.Ann Case Rep Clin Stud. 2022;1(6):1-6.