Abdominal tuberculosis presenting as mass per abdomen: a case report

Dr Balaji Balaji, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, B. G. Nagara, Nagamangala Taluk, Mandya District, Karnataka, India, Dr Divya Narayanan Kutty, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, B. G. Nagara, Nagamangala Taluk, Mandya District, Karnataka, India
2017 Pediatric Review International Journal of Pediatric Research  
Tuberculosis (TB) can involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract, the peritoneum, lymphnodes and the pancreatobiliary system. The primary site of TB is usually lung, from where it disseminates to other parts of the body. TB of the gastrointestinal tract is the sixth most frequent form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. The incidence of abdominal tuberculosis in children in India is estimated to be 2.2 million as in the year 2014 and India has the world's largest tuberculosis cases of around
more » ... cases of around 26%. It can have a varied presentation and can mimic any abdominal pathology. A high index of suspicion is an important factor in early diagnosis. Here we present a case of abdominal tuberculosis who presented as mass per abdomen.
doi:10.17511/ijpr.2017.i01.08 fatcat:ldkd4e4tbfaeplokpcyat5zjkm