A 61-year-old man with a 50-year history of lumbar tuberculosis presented with abdominal pain for ten days. The patient reported having a previous surgical treatment of lumbar tuberculosis, and there was no other tissue involvement at that time. Computed tomography of the abdomen showed extensive calcification of the spleen on maximum intensity projection image (Figure), findings consistent with splenic tuberculosis. Tumor markers were within normal limits, including alpha fetoprotein, carcinoembryonic antigen and cancer antigen 199.
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Published online: July 29, 2022
Accepted: July 26, 2022
Received: February 21, 2022
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