Infection, Diagnostic procedure, Ultrasound, MR, CT, Abdomen
E. Rosado, D. Penha, P. Paixao, A. M. D. Costa; Amadora/PT
Tuberculosis is a life-threatening disease that can affect any organ or system.
Its prevalence is increasing in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients in recent years.
Tuberculosis has a great variety of clinical and radiologic features and has a known propensity to dissemination from its primary site,
usually the lung.
Diagnosis of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis is often difficult as it can mimic numerous other disease entities.
it is important to be familiar with its various radiologic features.
In this poster we will illustrate and describe imaging findings of abdominal tuberculosis.
We revised the imaging studies performed in our institution in the last two years.
We also made a literature review to understand the pathophysiology,
common imaging findings and main differential diagnosis of the abdominal disease.