Tuberculous pseudotumors of the liver

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      A 35 year old man presented with fever, weight loss and adenopathy. The clinical presentation, laboratory studies, liver scan and laparotomy all suggested metastatic carcinoma. Bacteriologic and pathologic studies established a diagnosis of macronodular tuberculosis isolated to the liver. Response to antituberculous drug therapy was rapid. Review of the literature revealed this case to be a rare example of tuberculous pseudotumors of the liver.
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