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Retroperitoneal abscess: a rare localization of tubercular infection.

Karoui S, Bibani N, Ouaz A, Serghini M, Chebbi F, Nouira K, Chelly I, Boubaker J, Ben Safta Z, Menif E, Zitouna M, Filali A - Gastroenterol Res Pract (2010)

Bottom Line: Exploratory laparotomy and histopathological examinations of tissue were required for achieving diagnosis of tuberculosis.No pulmonary or spinal involvement was identified.The patient was successfully treated with standard four-drug antitubercular therapy.

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Affiliation: Department of Gastroenterology A, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, 1007, Tunisia.

ABSTRACT
Incidence of tuberculosis infection has considerably increased during the past 20 years due to the HIV pandemic and continues to be one of the most prevalent and deadly infections worldwide. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis lacks specific clinical manifestation and can mimic many diseases. It can invade neighbouring tissue and form a big cyst with manifesting clinical symptoms. We describe a rare case of 31-year-old immunocompetent man affected by a retroperitoneal abscess secondary to tubercular infection. Exploratory laparotomy and histopathological examinations of tissue were required for achieving diagnosis of tuberculosis. No pulmonary or spinal involvement was identified. The patient was successfully treated with standard four-drug antitubercular therapy.

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MR characteristics of the retroperitoneal mass.
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fig2: MR characteristics of the retroperitoneal mass.

Mentions: An MR scan revealed a cystic mass, hypointense in T1, and hyperintense in T2 with an enhancement of the entire lesion (Figure 2).


Retroperitoneal abscess: a rare localization of tubercular infection.

Karoui S, Bibani N, Ouaz A, Serghini M, Chebbi F, Nouira K, Chelly I, Boubaker J, Ben Safta Z, Menif E, Zitouna M, Filali A - Gastroenterol Res Pract (2010)

MR characteristics of the retroperitoneal mass.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig2: MR characteristics of the retroperitoneal mass.
Mentions: An MR scan revealed a cystic mass, hypointense in T1, and hyperintense in T2 with an enhancement of the entire lesion (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: Exploratory laparotomy and histopathological examinations of tissue were required for achieving diagnosis of tuberculosis.No pulmonary or spinal involvement was identified.The patient was successfully treated with standard four-drug antitubercular therapy.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Gastroenterology A, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, 1007, Tunisia.

ABSTRACT
Incidence of tuberculosis infection has considerably increased during the past 20 years due to the HIV pandemic and continues to be one of the most prevalent and deadly infections worldwide. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis lacks specific clinical manifestation and can mimic many diseases. It can invade neighbouring tissue and form a big cyst with manifesting clinical symptoms. We describe a rare case of 31-year-old immunocompetent man affected by a retroperitoneal abscess secondary to tubercular infection. Exploratory laparotomy and histopathological examinations of tissue were required for achieving diagnosis of tuberculosis. No pulmonary or spinal involvement was identified. The patient was successfully treated with standard four-drug antitubercular therapy.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus