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HPB Surgery
Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 261-265
Case Report

Primary Solitary Tuberculosis of the Liver

1Departments of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery and Pathology, University of Istanbul, Medical Faculty, Çapa, Istanbul, Turkey
29-10 Mah. A7B-95 34750 Ataköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 25 September 1991; Accepted 24 October 1991

Copyright © 1992 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Primary solitary tuberculous involvement of the liver is a rare condition. We present the case of a patient who was operated on with a preoperative diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver resection was performed and antituberculous therapy was started. It is difficult to make the correct diagnosis preoperatively except when a successful needle biopsy can be performed. Despite the rarity of the condition primary solitary tuberculosis should be considered among the space occupying lesions of the liver.