S. A. LEADER, M.D.
Tuberculosis of the liver is known to occur in the following forms:
1. Miliary, as a part of a generalized miliary tuberculosis, or terminally, in those dying of pulmonary tuberculosis.
A. Focal or nodular, consisting of single or multiple conglomerate tubercles forming tumor-like tuberculomas or abscesses.
B. Tubular form (considered by some a variant of A), involving the intrahepatic bile ducts.46
While miliary tuberculosis of the liver is quite common and is said to occur in from 50 to 80 per cent39 of all patients dying of pulmonary tuberculosis, the other forms are uncommon. However, in 1858 Bristowe6
LEADER SA. TUBERCULOSIS OF THE LIVER AND GALL-BLADDER WITH ABSCESS FORMATION: A REVIEW AND CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:594–606. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-3-594
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(3):594-606.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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