Mode of presentation of abdominal tuberculosis

Authors

  • Syed Mozammel Hossain FCPS. Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Khulna Medical College
  • Md Mostafizur Rahman FCPS. (Consultant, Surgery, Habigonj Sadar Hospital
  • Shaikh Amir Hossain FCPS. Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Khulna Medical College
  • Sk Farid Uddin Ahmed DA. Junior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Khulna Medical College Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmjk.v45i1-2.13637

Keywords:

abdominal, tuberculosis

Abstract

This study included 32 female and 20 male patients. Varied presentation of abdominal tuberculosis included pain in abdomen (95%), fever (84.6%), weight loss (88%) and mass in abdomen. Laparoscopic and open adhesiolysis (18.75%) resection and anastomosis (12.5%), stricturoplasty (12.5%), loop ileostomy (25%), closure of perforation (18.75%) and limited right hemicolectomy (12.5%) were the procedures carried out. Two patients expired with a mortality rate of 4%. The diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis is difficult due to lack of specific signs and symptoms. However predetermined clinical assessment can be readily applied for earlier diagnosis. Surgical exploration is reserved for equivocal cases and for those who present as emergencies.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bmjk.v45i1-2.13637

Bang Med J (Khulna) 2012; 45 : 3-5

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Published

2013-02-04

How to Cite

Hossain, S. M., Rahman, M. M., Hossain, S. A., & Ahmed, S. F. U. (2013). Mode of presentation of abdominal tuberculosis. Bangladesh Medical Journal Khulna, 45(1-2), 3–5. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmjk.v45i1-2.13637

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