Periportal adenitis secondary to abdominal tuberculosis. A CT study
Iglesias Castañón A, Lecumberri Olaverri FJ, Arias González M, Bilbao Jaureguizar JI, Idoate Saralegui F.
Servicio de Radiología, Clínica Universitaria, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona
Isolated periportal tuberculous adenitis is rare.
Computed tomography (TC) is the primary modality for its detection and evaluation. Although not definitive, in the presence of an appropriate clinical history and a positive purified protein derivative test, a diagnosis of periportal tuberculous lymphadenopathy may be suggested by CT by the presence of low-density enlarged porta hepatis lymph nodes with immediate postcontrast peripheral rim enhancement.
CITATION Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 1995 Mar;87(3):259-61