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Role of diagnostic laparoscopy in suspected abdominal tuberculosis
Asian Journal of Medical Sciences
The difficulty in confirming the diagnosis, morbidity and mortality associated with laparotomy in patients with abdominal Tuberculosis (TB) has generated interest in laparoscopy to obtain specimens for histological and microbiological assessment. Aims and Objectives: Difficulty in sample procurement, paucibacillary load and non-specific clinical, biochemical, and radiological features makes early diagnosis difficult in abdominal TB. Diagnostic laparoscopy with peritoneal biopsy can providedoi:10.3126/ajms.v13i5.42908 doaj:883c6ed69d5f480e964d21d0313e7151 fatcat:slqdsopwfjh3dlzn7xfluruiqy