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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part D (2020)

A prospective study of clinical presentation & surgical management of abdominal tuberculosis at BMC, Sagar

Author(s): Dr. Vishal Gajbhiye, Dr. Omkar Thakur, Dr. Abhishek Verma and Dr. RS Verma
Abstract: Abdominal tuberculosis is an increasingly common disease that poses diagnostic challenge, as the nonspecific features of the disease which may lead to diagnostic delays and development of complications. This condition is regarded as a great mimicker of other abdominal pathology. A high index of suspicion is an important factor in early diagnosis. Abdominal involvement may occur in the gastrointestinal tract, peritoneum, lymphnodes or solid viscera. Various investigative methods have been used to aid in the diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis. Early diagnosis and initiation of antituberculous therapy and surgical treatment are essential to prevent morbidity and mortality. Most of the patients respond very well to standard antitubercular therapy and surgery is required in some cases. Imaging plays an important role in diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis because early recognition of this condition is important. Abdominal tuberculosis constitutes a chief public health setback, presents a diagnostic challenge requiring a high index of clinical suspicion. Young age at presentation, delayed presentation, poverty & high morbidity & mortality are among the hallmarks of the disease in this region. These challenges need to be addressed in order to deliver optimal care for these patients. Early diagnosis, early antituberculous therapy & surgical treatment of the related complications are important for survival.
Pages: 211-213  |  537 Views  199 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vishal Gajbhiye, Dr. Omkar Thakur, Dr. Abhishek Verma, Dr. RS Verma. A prospective study of clinical presentation & surgical management of abdominal tuberculosis at BMC, Sagar. Int J Surg Sci 2020;4(3):211-213. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2020.v4.i3d.493
International Journal of Surgery Science