Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Abdominal Tuberculosis

The Importance of Laparoscopy in diagnosing Abdominal Tuberculosis

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 7450-7458

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a common disease world wide, affecting one third of the whole population especially in developing countries.Rate of the cases vary depending on numerous factors such as age, sex, race, socioeconomic status and geographic location, which are important in the prevalence of the disease.
Gastrointestinal TB remains one of the commonest and most difficult disease globally as far as diagnosis is concerned
Methods: This retrospective study was conducted on 20 patients in General Surgery Ward, at Dr. D.Y. Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Pune for a period of 1 year who were diagnosed as Abdominal Tuberculosis. Diagnostic Laproscopy followed by biopsy was done in all the patients and aimed at finding the possible role of diagnostic laparoscopy in patients with high degree of suspicion for diagnosing and resorting to early anti-tubercular treatment as well as avoiding laparotomies as a surgical intervention in cases of abdominal tuberculosis.
Results: In the following study, 20 patients of abdominal tuberculosis underwent diagnostic laproscopy followed by biopsy. Most common symptom was pain abdomen and most common affected organ was ileo-caecal junction. Only 50% cases required intraoperative procedures such as adhesiolysis and stricturoplasty and Resection and anastomosis
Conclusions: Diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis is always a dilemma and presents as a challenge due to its non-specific clinical presentations.
Laparoscopy is safe, reliable, minimally invasive and effective in cases presenting as a diagnostic dilemma.

Abdominal Tuberculosis in Children- A Case Report

Isaac Bahai Arthur, Lisa-Pierre Tchoungui,Sheila Takyiwaa-Gyedu, Abigail Abiba Fuseini,Sourav Bansal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 1992-1995

Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) is a rare manifestation of TB and constitutes approximately
12% of extrapulmonary TB cases. Abdominal TB prevalence is relatively high in children
and immunocompromised patients. Diagnosis of abdominal TB is often delayed in
developing countries due to the lack of specific symptoms and proper diagnostic tests