Evaluation of a tuberculous abscess on the right side of the diaphragm with contrast-enhanced computed tomography: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Peng Dong
    • Jing‑Jing Chen
    • Xi‑Zhen Wang
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  • Published online on: April 20, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.863
  • Pages: 210-212
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Abstract

We herein investigate the case of a patient with a tuberculous diaphragmatic abscess confirmed by pathology. The patient underwent plain computed tomography (CT) examination of the chest and contrast‑enhanced abdominal CT examination. The abscess appeared as hypodense mass with thick and irregular wall, which was enhanced on the contrast‑enhanced CT images. The shape of the mass resembled an irregular double convex lens. No enlarged lymph nodes were detected on the CT images. The presence of a tuberculous diaphragmatic abscess should be suspected in patients with a diaphragmatic hypodense mass with enhanced thick walls, even when there is absence of enlarged lymph nodes on the CT images.
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Dong, P., Chen, J., & Wang, X. (2016). Evaluation of a tuberculous abscess on the right side of the diaphragm with contrast-enhanced computed tomography: A case report. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 5, 210-212. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.863
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Dong, P., Chen, J., Wang, X."Evaluation of a tuberculous abscess on the right side of the diaphragm with contrast-enhanced computed tomography: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5.1 (2016): 210-212.
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Dong, P., Chen, J., Wang, X."Evaluation of a tuberculous abscess on the right side of the diaphragm with contrast-enhanced computed tomography: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5, no. 1 (2016): 210-212. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.863