Table 1

Hepatic tuberculosis presenting as liver tumour

PatientAge/SexGross involvement of liverTumour size (cm)SiteSymptom and signChest x rayCoexisting diseaseAST/ALT (U/l)ALP (U/l)AFB liverAFB sputumSurgeryAnti-TB Tx
AFB, acid fast bacillus; ALP, alkaline phosphatase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; BW, body weight; N, negative; ND, not done; RLL, right lower lobe; TB, tuberculosis; Tx, transplant; UGI, upper gastrointestinal tract.
144/MSolitary13.5Left lobeEpigastric painNNone17/1592(+)NDLobectomy+
257/MSolitary5.0Left lobeMalaise, BW lossNNone43/−185(−)NDWedge resection+
363/MSolitary2.0Seg. IVNGastric cancer188/124939(−)NDWedge biopsyExpired
467/FMultipleSmallBoth lobesNGastric cancer19/−69(−)(−)Biopsy
571/FSolitary12.0Left lobeEpigastric painNodular density, RLLUGI bleeding24/9133(−)NDLeft hepatectomy+