Volume 87, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



In this report, we present a case of isolated liver tuberculosis (TB) as a cause of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension leading to bleeding esophageal varices. Although TB has been known to cause portal hypertension in a variety of ways, this case was notable for the presence of periportal inflammation and granulomas, also seen in hepatic schistosomiasis. Herein, we discuss isolated liver TB and the differential diagnosis of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. In endemic areas, TB should be considered in the differential diagnosis of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension.


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  • Received : 14 Oct 2011
  • Accepted : 20 Dec 2011
  • Published online : 02 Jul 2012

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