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Goubaa Mohamed MD Djerba Tunisia

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This 74-year-old female, was admitted for evaluation of intermittent diarrhea. Examination of the abdomen showed a surprising finding in her Spleen.Note the multiple tiny calcifications in the spleen. Patiente âgée de 74 ans consulte pour une diarrhée récidivante. L'échographie de l'abdomen nous révèle une surprise au niveau de la rate.

 

 

 

 

Patient has a history of tuberculosis since age 20. Multiple hyperechoic areas measuring between 3 mm and 5 mm were seen in the spleen (spleen calcification). Spleen measured 9 x 6 x 5 cm.
Diagnosis : Calcification after spleen tuberculosis.
Le patient a une histoire de tuberculose depuis l'âge 20 ans. De multiples foyers hyperéchogènes mesurant entre 3 et 5 mm sont visibles dans la rate (calcification de rate). La rate mesure 9 x 6 x 5 cm.
Diagnostic: Calcification : séquelle de tuberculose de rate.
Spleen tuberculosis (after-effects) Tuberculose Splenique (Séquelles)

 

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