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Biliary tuberculosis

L S Ch'ng, H Amzar, K C Ghazali, F Siam
AIM: To review computed tomography (CT), ultrasound (US), magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTC) appearances and their diagnostic value in hepatic tuberculosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The imaging studies for 12 patients with biopsy-proven hepatic tuberculosis from January 2012 till March 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. These cases were confirmed via ultrasound-guided biopsy...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Radiology
Naoaki Watanabe, Ryota Sato, Hideaki Nagai, Hirotoshi Matsui, Akira Yamane, Masahiro Kawashima, Junko Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tashimo, Nobuharu Ohshima, Kimihiko Masuda, Atsuhisa Tamura, Shinobu Akagawa, Akira Hebisawa, Ken Ohta
A 60-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of a persistent fever with enlargement of multiple lymph nodes in the mediastinum and around the pancreatic head. He was diagnosed with tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus infection. We started antiretroviral therapy three weeks after the initiation of anti-tuberculous therapy. Two weeks later, jaundice appeared with dilatation of the biliary tract due to further enlargement of the lymph nodes, which seemed to be immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS)...
October 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
Gautham Krishnamurthy, Harjeet Singh, Jayapal Rajendran, Vishal Sharma, Thakur Deen Yadav, Balan Louis Gaspar, Rakesh Kumar Vasishta, Rajinder Singh
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder tuberculosis, in an endemic region, is a common infectious etiology affecting a rare organ. The high prevalence of carcinoma gallbladder in the endemic regions of tuberculosis, like India, poses diagnostic dilemma. CASE SERIES: We are reporting three cases of gallbladder tuberculosis mimicking carcinoma gallbladder of which the first two cases were operated with a presumptive diagnosis of malignancy. The third case presented to us after laparoscopic cholecystectomy elsewhere and on evaluation was found to have disseminated tuberculosis...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
Pramod Kumar, Sunil Taneja, Kirti Gupta, Ajay Duseja, Radha K Dhiman, Yogesh K Chawla
Isolated hepatobiliary tuberculosis (TB) has been uncommonly described with or without biliary involvement and accounts for less than 1% of all tubercular infections. Isolated hepatic TB is even rare and poses a great diagnostic challenge. We report a case of isolated tubercular liver abscess with extension into the chest wall in an immune-competent adult, which was diagnosed and managed successfully with antitubercular treatment.
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
Masakazu Shibata, Yoshihiko Shimokawa, Katsunori Sasahara, Noriaki Yoda, Hiroyuki Sasabe, Mitsunari Suzuki, Ken Umehara
Delamanid (OPC-67683, Deltyba™, nitro-dihydro-imidazooxazoles derivative) is approved for the treatment of adult pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The absorption, distribution and excretion of delamanid-derived radioactivity were investigated after a single oral administration of (14) C-delamanid at 3 mg/kg to rats. In both male and female rats, radioactivity in blood and all tissues reached peak levels by 8 or 24 h post-dose, and thereafter decreased slowly. Radioactivity levels were 3- to 5-fold higher in lung tissue at time to maximum concentration compared with plasma...
January 16, 2017: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
Shane Knipping, Ravi Rajpoot, Roozbeh Houshyar
Of all the spontaneous fistulas that occur between the extrahepatic biliary system and the intestine, a choledochoduodenal fistula is rarely seen. When it does occur, it is most often secondary to a perforated duodenal ulcer, choledocholithiasis, or cholelithiasis. It may also be seen following complications related to iatrogenic injury or tuberculosis. Generally, choledochoduodenal fistulas are asymptomatic, but may present with vague abdominal pain, fever, and other symptoms related to cholangitis. As a result, they can be difficult to diagnose clinically before imaging is obtained...
December 2016: Radiology Case Reports
Piotr Buda, Ryszard Grenda, Anna Wieteska-Klimczak, Piotr Gietka, Lidia Skobejko-Włodarska, Karina Felberg, Janusz Książyk
Eosinophilic cystitis (EC) is a rare inflammatory disorder of the urinary tract characterized by infiltration of bladder with eosinophils. The cause remains unclear, immunological mechanisms have been implicated in pathogenesis. Potential etiological factors include: tumors, allergy, parasitic infections, trauma. The disease may have a variable course, from a mild self-limiting, through common symptoms like: dysuria, hematuria, abdominal pain, tumor, to severe renal failure, with eosinophilic infiltration of the other organs and systemic complications...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Takeshi Saraya, Richard W Light, Sho Sakuma, Yasuo Nakamoto, Shoko Wada, Manabu Ishida, Toshiya Inui, Takashi Koide, Haruyuki Ishii, Hajime Takizawa
BACKGROUND: Bilious pleural effusion is an extremely rare condition associated with liver diseases, subphrenic or subhepatic abscess formation, biliary peritonitis, and invasive procedures (i.e., percutaneous biliary drainage or liver biopsy). The current diagnostic test is based on the measurement of the ratio of pleural total bilirubin to serum total bilirubin, which is greater than 1 in patients with bilious pleural effusion. Given the low incidence of bilious pleural effusion, the precise diagnostic yield of this ratio based test has not been evaluated...
September 2016: Respiratory Investigation
Ali Devrim Karaosmanoglu, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Dushyant V Sahani, Azadeh Tabari, Musturay Karcaaltincaba
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculosis (TB) may present with highly variable imaging findings. The findings may vary from nonspecific hepatomegaly to abscesses or solid focal lesions, mimicking liver tumors. Biliary tract involvement may also be detected, which may manifest with ductal dilatations from underlying strictures. CONCLUSION: All cross-sectional imaging modalities, including sonography, CT, and MRI, may be used in the evaluation of patients with TB. Imaging findings may be perplexing to radiologists, particularly ones who practice in areas where TB is not endemic; thus, histopathologic diagnosis may be required...
June 24, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Reiko Yamada, Hiroyuki Inoue, Naohiko Yoshizawa, Takashi Kitade, Shunsuke Tano, Takashi Sakuno, Tetsuro Harada, Misaki Nakamura, Masaki Katsurahara, Yasuhiko Hamada, Kyosuke Tanaka, Noriyuki Horiki, Yoshiyuki Takei
A 57-year-old man with a history of tuberculosis (TB) was found to have a pancreatic head mass, accompanied by stenosis of the common bile duct. Due to the inherent difficulty in differentiating pancreatic carcinoma from an inflammatory mass, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNAB) was thus performed. The pathological findings confirmed granuloma with caseous necrosis, and the results of the QuantiFERON TB2G test were positive. Accordingly, the patient was diagnosed with peripancreatic TB and thereafter was successfully treated with anti-TB therapy...
2016: Internal Medicine
C Rana, N Krishnani, N Kumari
OBJECTIVE: Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is not a commonly performed procedure for gallbladder lesions for fear of causing biliary peritonitis; hence data on gallbladder cytology is scarce. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the diagnostic application of ultrasound-guided (US) FNA cytology in the pre-operative diagnosis of neoplastic as well as non-neoplastic lesions of the gallbladder and to review the cytomorphological spectrum of gallbladder lesions encountered along with various diagnostic difficulties that can arise during reporting...
December 2016: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
Resat Ozaras, Mucahit Yemisen, Ilker Inanc Balkan
We have read the case report of Nihon-Yanagi et al. The patient they described developed hepatic granuloma two times and the granulomatous lesion was surrounding metal staples/clips suggesting that the granuloma was due to surgical staples/clips. Hepatic granulomas (HGs) are reported in around 5% of patient who undergo a liver biopsy and caused by several diseases including sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, hydatid cyst, brucellosis, typhoid fever, chronic hepatitis B and C and primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Chronic hepatitis B and C infections are the most common and serious causes of liver damage in patient with renal failure...
2015: Diagnostic Pathology
Seema Awasthi, Manoj Saxena, Faiyaz Ahmad, Ashutosh Kumar, Shyamoli Dutta
BACKGROUND: Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) is the sixth most common form of extra-pulmonary site of infection after lymphatic, genitourinary, bone and joint, miliary and meningeal TB with a rising incidence in recent years. TB can affect any part of the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract including anus, peritoneum and hepato-biliary system. The clinical manifestations of abdominal tuberculosis are non-specific and mimic various GI disorders and cause delay in diagnosis and management. AIM: To evaluate the various clinical, radiological and microbiological findings of abdominal tuberculosis and to define the role of histopathological examination in establishing the diagnosis in resource poor settings and to analyze the compliance and response to anti-tubercular treatment...
May 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Ranjit Kumar Padhiari, M K Ramesh, Praveen G P, Niyaz Ahmed
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March 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Anjum Saeed, Mohammed El Mouzan, Asaad Assiri, Ahmed Alsarkhy, Kashif Majeed
Biliary ascites in children due to perforation of bile duct is a rare entity. The exact pathogenesis is not known but there are proposed mechanisms including congenital weakness of ductal wall, pancreaticobiliary malunion, tuberculosis, necrotizing enterocolitis and rupture of choledochal cyst. Presentation may be acute or sub-acute. Progressive insidious course is the common presentation in children with jaundice, clay colored stool, abdominal distension with slightly elevated liver enzymes but well documented cholestasis...
November 2014: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Memduh Sahin, Güldal Yılmaz, Mehmet Arhan, Ilker Sen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Granulomas are focal aggregates of modified macrophages that are surrounded by a rim of lymphocytes and fibroblasts. The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and etiology of hepatic granulomas (HGs) in the Department of Gastroenterology with a wider population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study on 2662 liver biopsy specimens analyzed between 2005 and 2011 at Gazi University Department of Gastroenterology to determine the presence of HGs...
October 2014: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
Kheirollah Gholami, Elahe Kamali, Mahboubeh Hajiabdolbaghi, Gloria Shalviri
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis has been one of the common diseases of human communities. Besides of disease-related complications, there are serious adverse reactions due to Anti-tuberculosis (Anti-TB) drug therapy. OBJECTIVES: To assess the rate of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) induced by Anti-TB drugs in the infectious disease department for a period of one year. To detect serious and preventable recognized ADRs. METHODS: All patients admitted to the infectious disease department at Imam tertiary teaching hospital in Iran who received Anti-TB drugs from July 2001 to July 2002 entered the study...
2006: Pharmacy Practice
Hiroyuki Yamashita, Yo Ueda, Yuko Takahashi, Akio Mimori
A 48-year-old female with a past history of systemic lupus erythematosus had developed autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) at the age of 45 years, and administration of PSL 30 mg/day was initiated. However, AIH exacerbation was suspected based on elevation of hepatic and biliary tract enzymes such as ALP (1207U/L) with a fever of 38 degrees C after tapering off the steroids to PSL 7.5 mg daily, and she was thus hospitalized. A liver biopsy was recommended, but she refused. Thus, we suspected concomitant AIH and autoimmune cholangitis (AIC)...
July 2014: Kansenshōgaku Zasshi. the Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
Sanjay Bandyopadhyay, Pranab K Maity
Hepatobiliary tuberculosis refers to the localized form of hepatic tuberculosis and is a distinct entity in which hepatobiliary involvement overwhelmingly dominates the clinical picture. Presentations are often delayed, and manifestations can be nonspecific. Fever is the most common symptom followed by abdominal pain, and hepatomegaly is the most common abnormality found on clinical examination. Abnormalities of the liver function tests are non-specific and hence not diagnostic. Ultrasound or computed tomography reveals single or complex masses, and guided biopsy is diagnostic either by demonstrating caseating granuloma or the organism by staining and culture...
June 2013: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Kapileshwer Vijay, Sudeep Naidu, Rajesh Godara, Varunika Vijayvergia
Hilar cholangiocarcinoma is the most common cause of a stricture in the hilar region, and hilar stricture in the absence of any previous surgical intervention should be considered to indicate malignant disease until proven otherwise. We present a rare case of isolated hilar tubercular stricture, all the features of which were suggestive of malignancy.
November 2013: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
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