Journal of Clinical Images and Case Reports

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Magnetic Resonance Evaluation of Abdominal Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis destroys around 1.7 million people every year around the world, and the number of new cases (about 9 million) is at an all-time high. Tuberculosis has been linked to poverty, deprivation, and immunodeficiency in the past. The lungs are the most commonly affected organs, with abdominal involvement occurring in roughly 11-12 percent of extra pulmonary tuberculosis patients. The gastrointestinal system, genitourinary tract, solid organs (liver, spleen, and pancreas), gallbladder, aorta and its branches, peritoneum, and lymph nodes may all be involved in the abdominal presentation, often with concomitant involvement of those organs. Lymphoma, Crohn’s disease, amebiasis, and adenocarcinoma are among the illnesses that the disease might mimic. Imaging findings are not pathognomonic, but when combined with clinical signs, immunological circumstances, and the patient’s demographic origin, they might be highly indicative of disease [1].


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