Satoru Morita
   Department   School of Medicine(Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital), School of Medicine
   Position   Assistant Professor
Article types Case report
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Magnetic resonance imaging for multiple macronodular localized splenic tuberculosis
Journal Formal name:Clin Imaging
ISSN code:0899-7071
Volume, Issue, Page 31(2),pp.134-6
Author and coauthor Morita, S., Higuchi, M., Takahata, T., Honda, H., Saito, N., Suzuki, K., Mitsuhashi, N.
Publication date 2007
Summary 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 T(2)-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.
DOI 10.1016/j.clinimag.2006.09.030
Document No. 17320782