Treatment of an incarcerated inguinal hernia associated with abdominal tuberculosis in an adult patient

Lin-bo Zhu, Yuan-yan Zhang, Jun-qiang Li, Peng-fei Li, Peng-bin Zhang, Jia-wei Jin
2018 Journal of International Medical Research  
The incidence of tuberculosis is increasing worldwide, especially in developing countries. The prevalence of abdominal tuberculosis has been found to be as high as 12% in people with extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Peritoneal thickening and intestinal adhesions can occur in patients with abdominal tuberculosis. Inguinal hernias are extremely rare in people with abdominal tuberculosis; only 11 cases have been reported in the English-language literature, half of which involved pediatric patients. No
more » ... definitive guideline on the management of such cases is available. In this report, we describe the unusual finding of an incarcerated inguinal hernia in an adult with abdominal tuberculosis and propose a therapy to treat this complicated disease based on our successful experience.
doi:10.1177/0300060518786628 pmid:30019613 fatcat:yoy6qxp57zhynb5vslqmtqcmlu