Sonographic and computed tomography findings were retrospectively compared in 13 patients with proven abdominal tuberculosis who had both diagnostic modalities in their workup. The patients were treated over 9 years in two general hospitals in Kuwait. Ultrasound could detect the same findings as CT in 9 of 13 patients. Both had the same accuracy in detecting the type of ascites (in 6 patients) and solid organ tuberculosis (four lesions). Ultrasound gave useful information but could not completely replace CT as it detected less bowel thickening (3 of 5 lesions) and abdominal tuberculous lymphadenopathy (1 of 4 lesions) than CT scanning. © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Abdominal tuberculosis
- CT diagnosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging