Magnetic resonance imaging for multiple macronodular localized splenic tuberculosis

Satoru Morita, Mutsumi Higuchi, Taro Takahata, Hiroshi Honda, Naoko Saito, Kazufumi Suzuki, Norio Mitsuhashi

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    Abstract

    Splenic tuberculosis is usually associated with disseminated miliary tuberculosis; it typically exhibits a multiple micronodular form. We report on magnetic resonance imaging findings of an extremely rare case of multiple macronodular splenic tuberculosis without extrasplenic involvement. The nodules showed hypointensity on T2-weighted images and gradual peripheral enhancement with complete fill-in. These findings are consistent with observations in disseminated splenic tuberculosis, except for the nodule and spleen sizes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)134-136
    Number of pages3
    JournalClinical Imaging
    Volume31
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2007

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Morita, S., Higuchi, M., Takahata, T., Honda, H., Saito, N., Suzuki, K., & Mitsuhashi, N. (2007). Magnetic resonance imaging for multiple macronodular localized splenic tuberculosis. Clinical Imaging, 31(2), 134-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2006.09.030