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East and Central African Journal of Surgery

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HIV related isolated tuberculosis of the spleen: A case report

S Workneh, A Deneke, B Kotisso

Abstract


A patient with left upper quadrant pain, intermittent fever, and weight loss but no radiographic evidence suggestive of pulmonary tuberculosis is presented. Abdominal sonography showed multiple hypo echoic nodular splenic lesions reported as foci of infection/abscess. Histopathology study of splenectomy specimen revealed caseous tuberculous lesions of near normal size organ.




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