Abdominal tuberculosis: Comparison of sonography and computed tomography

Mehraj Sheikh, Fikri Abu‐Zidan, Moshriq Al‐Hilaly, Abdulla Behbehani

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Abstract

Sonographic and computed tomography findings were retrospectively compared in 13 patients with proven abdominal tuberculosis who had both diagnostic modalities in their workup. The patients were treated over 9 years in two general hospitals in Kuwait. Ultrasound could detect the same findings as CT in 9 of 13 patients. Both had the same accuracy in detecting the type of ascites (in 6 patients) and solid organ tuberculosis (four lesions). Ultrasound gave useful information but could not completely replace CT as it detected less bowel thickening (3 of 5 lesions) and abdominal tuberculous lymphadenopathy (1 of 4 lesions) than CT scanning. © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-417
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abdominal tuberculosis
  • CT diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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