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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785388/genital-tuberculosis-in-postmenopausal-women-with-variable-clinical-presentations-a-report-of-3-cases
#1
Ashima Arora, Shameema Anvar Sadath
Genital tuberculosis is usually diagnosed in young women being assessed for infertility. After menopause it usually presents with symptoms resembling endometrial malignancy, such as postmenopausal bleeding, persistent vaginal discharge and pyometra. The diagnosis is made by detection of acid-fast bacilli on microscopy or bacteriological culture and/or presence of epithelioid granuloma on biopsy. Anti-tubercular therapy involves the use of rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol. Surgery is indicated if a pelvic mass and recurrence of pain or bleeding persist after 9 months of treatment...
April 2018: Case Reports in Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773765/a-comprehensive-review-on-primary-gallbladder-tuberculosis
#2
Ashish Gupta, Amit Gupta, Rohik Anjum, Saumya Agrawal, Dhiraj Mallik
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that can affect any organ system of the body. Abdominal TB can be gastrointestinal, lymph nodal, visceral or peritoneal. The gallbladder (GB) is rarely involved in abdominal TB as a primary organ. Extensive research literature on gallbladder TB is limited to case reports. There has been no review on this rare abdominal pathology. GB tuberculosis is a difficult diagnosis preoperatively. It is a rare differential among the more common gallbladder pathologies such as cholelithiasis, or a gallbladder malignancy...
April 30, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756504/tuberculous-peritonitis-and-pleurisy-accompanied-by-pulmonary-cryptococcosis-a-case-report
#3
Jian-Kun Chen, Shu-Bin Cai, Qian Cai, Hang Qi, Ji-Qiang Li
Although the infectious diseases tuberculosis (TB) and cryptococcosis both cause formation of single or multiple nodules in immunodeficient hosts, cases of co-infection of these diseases are rarely seen. We report a patient who was co-infected with TB and cryptococcosis. A male patient with no clinical evidence of immunodeficiency presented with a 3-week history of abdominal distension accompanied by oedema of recurring lower extremities. The patient was diagnosed with tuberculous peritonitis and tuberculous pleurisy by an abdominal puncture biopsy...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755909/malrotation-of-the-gut-in-adults-an-often-forgotten-entity
#4
Sushant Bhatia, Sudhir Jain, Chandra B Singh, Lovenish Bains, Rohit Kaushik, Nishant S Gowda
Malrotation of the gut is a common paediatric condition that usually presents in the first month of life. However, presentation in adults is rare, and as a diagnostic dilemma quite often surprises the surgeon intraoperatively. If this condition is not timely recognized, it may result in disastrous consequences, such as gangrene of the small gut. We present the case of a 21-year-old male who presented to the emergency room with recurrent episodes of colicky abdominal pain and bilious vomiting. Contrast-enhanced computerized tomography (CT) revealed malrotation of the gut...
March 12, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754134/surprising-pathological-and-clinical-manifestations-of-miliary-tuberculosis
#5
Kamonkiat Wirunsawanya, Dennis Thomas Bolger
We report a surprising pathological finding of miliary tuberculosis (TB) in a 49-year-old Chuukese, immunocompetent woman who was initially admitted to the hospital for a 1-month duration of chronic abdominal pain and intermittent fevers. Her clinical symptoms did not improve despite treatment with vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam. Based on the primary abdominal CT findings suggesting advanced ovarian cancer with omental metastatic disease, further workup with omental core biopsy was performed and demonstrated acute neutrophilic necrosis without malignant cells or granulomata...
May 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742855/abdominal-sarcoidosis-mimicking-peritoneal-carcinomatosis
#6
Won Seok Roh, Seungho Lee, Ji Hyun Park, Jeonghyun Kang
We present a patient diagnosed with skin sarcoidosis, breast cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, and peritoneal sarcoidosis with a past history of colorectal cancer. During stage work up for breast cancer, suspicious lesions on peritoneum were observed in imaging studies. Considering our patient's history and imaging findings, we initially suspected peritoneal carcinomatosis. However, the peritoneal lesion was diagnosed as sarcoidosis in laparoscopic biopsy. This case demonstrates that abdominal sarcoidosis might be considered as a differential diagnosis when there is a lesion suspected of being peritoneal carcinomatosis with nontypical clinical presentations...
April 2018: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736664/tuberculosis-mimicking-disseminated-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-of-a-sigmoid-carcinoma
#7
Tim Fahlbusch, Beat Künzli, Renate Schlottmann, Andrea Tannapfel, Waldemar Uhl, Chris Braumann
BACKGROUND: A 76-year-old Moroccan patient with a medical history of sigmoid carcinoma suffered from weight loss of 15 kg and abdominal pain. Laparoscopy showed disseminated miliary peritoneal lesions, prima vista suspicious for disseminated peritoneal cancer spread. METHODS: Patient's medical history was reprocessed and compared to recent literature via PubMed. RESULTS: Pathological evaluation revealed granulomas and an infection with miliary intraabdominal tuberculosis (TB) was proven...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725426/role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-in-evaluating-mediastinal-and-intra-abdominal-lymphadenopathies-of-unknown-origin
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Jinlin Wang, Qian Chen, Xiaoli Wu, Yun Wang, Wei Hou, Bin Cheng
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in diagnosing mediastinal and intra-abdominal lymphadenopathies. A total of 154 patients with mediastinal and intra-abdominal lymphadenopathies were included in this retrospective study between February 2010 and March 2015. Malignancy was suspected in the patients as a result of imaging findings and EUS-FNAs were performed to confirm the diagnoses. EUS and EUS-FNA data, as well as hospital medical records, were reviewed...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714445/pooled-analysis-of-163-published-tuberculous-peritonitis-cases-from-turkey
#9
Bedia Mutay Suntur, Ferit Kuşçu
Background/aim: Tuberculous peritonitis may be difficult to diagnose due to its insidious and variable clinical manifestations as well as characteristics similar to malignancy. In this study, case reports from Turkey over the last 10 years were reviewed systematically using pooled analysis. Materials and methods: Thirty-four suitable articles were found and 163 tuberculous peritonitis cases were included in the study. Results: The mean age was 34.1 years (17–79 years), and 146 (98.6%) of the patients were female and 17 (10...
April 30, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701391/diagnostic-challenges-in-chronic-constrictive-pericarditis
#10
Ana Braga, Afonso Oliveira, Kevin Domingues, Maria João Andrade, Miguel Abecacis, José Pedro Neves
INTRODUCTION: Chronic constrictive pericarditis (CCP) is a disease that has multiple possible causes and is associated with variable clinical findings, depending on its severity. It develops insidiously, and in many cases, particularly in developed countries, no antecedent diagnosis can be found. These cases are termed idiopathic. Tuberculosis is the leading cause of constrictive pericarditis in developing nations but represents only a small minority in developed countries. METHODS: Here the authors describe two different case reports where tuberculosis was the probable cause of CCP...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682364/gastrointestinal-tuberculosis-presenting-as-malnutrition-and-distal-colonic-bowel-obstruction
#11
Raja Chandra Chakinala, Zahava C Farkas, Benjamin Barbash, Khwaja F Haq, Shantanu Solanki, Muhammad Ali Khan, Edward Esses, Taliya Farooq, Brad Dworkin
Gastrointestinal (GI) tuberculosis (TB) is rare and can occur in the context of active pulmonary disease or as a primary infection with no pulmonary symptoms. It typically presents with vague abdominal symptoms, making it difficult to discern from alternative disease processes. Although the ileocecal region is the most commonly affected site, tuberculous enteritis can involve any aspect of the GI tract. To demonstrate the importance of maintaining a high clinical suspicion for the disease, we present a case of GI TB presenting as severe malnutrition and segmental colitis of the left colon...
2018: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680980/when-a-cure-becomes-the-pathology-mechanical-bowel-obstruction-due-to-herbal-pharmacobezoar-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Saurabh Gandhi, Eham Arora, Ajay Bhandarwar, Arun Patil, Amol Wagh, Shubham Gupta
Bezoars are intra-luminal concretions of ingested material which accumulate within the bowel. They are termed pharmacobezoars when the constituent material is drugs. We report a 64-year-old female with abdominal pain and obstipation for 3 days. Patient had completed anti-tuberculous combination therapy for suspected abdominal tuberculosis 25 years ago. She exhibited features of shock with a right iliac fossa lump. Abdominal X-ray displayed multiple air-fluid levels with densely cluttered radio-opacities in the right lower quadrant...
April 21, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675476/peritoneal-tuberculosis-after-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-prostatectomy-with-extended-lymph-node-dissection
#13
Suruga Saito, Katsuhiro Ito, Keiyu Matsumoto, Motofumi Tajima, Takayuki Goto, Haruki Ito, Yumi Manabe, Mutsuki Mishina, Hiroshi Okuno
Background: Peritoneal tuberculosis (TB) is a relatively uncommon presentation of extrapulmonary TB. Early diagnosis of peritoneal TB is difficult because of its nonspecific clinical manifestation such as abdominal pain, fever, or ascites. Especially early after surgery of abdomen or pelvis, these symptoms can be misdiagnosed as septic peritonitis. There are few reports of peritoneal TB as a postoperative complication of laparoscopic surgery. Here, we describe a first case of peritoneal TB after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) with extended lymph node dissection...
2018: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674398/intestinal-granulomatous-disease-what-is-the-first-call
#14
Alex Guri, Michal Kori, Pearl Herskovitz, Oren Zimhony
A 15-year-old girl presented with erythema nodosum and mild abdominal complaints. Her intestinal granulomatous disease was erroneously diagnosed as Crohn's disease despite the fact that the possibility of tuberculosis was considered. The final diagnosis of tuberculosis was made only when an anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy resulted in further deterioration. The patient was treated with isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol, with slow and steady clinical improvement until complete recovery was achieved...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649196/diagnosis-of-abdominal-tuberculosis-in-christchurch-new-zealand-a-case-series
#15
James Bevin, Simon Dalton, Chris Wakeman, Will Perry
AIM: Abdominal tuberculosis presents with non-specific symptoms, including generalised abdominal pain. Prompt and accurate diagnosis is critical to improving outcomes and avoiding complications. We conducted a retrospective review of cases of abdominal tuberculosis presenting to Christchurch Hospital to explore the epidemiology, clinical features and diagnostic modalities used. METHOD: Cases were identified by searching for relevant ICD discharge codes from January 1996 to January 2016...
April 13, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628730/squamous-cell-carcinoma-arising-in-mature-teratoma-of-the-ovary-masquerading-as-abdominal-tuberculosis
#16
Shreeya Taresh Indulkar, Manisha S Khare, Vinaya B Shah, Archana L Khade
Pure squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the ovary is rare. SCC can arise in a mature teratoma (MT), ovarian endometriosis or in a Brenner tumor. SCC is the most common malignant transformation arising in MT and comprises 80% of all cases. Such neoplastic transformations are extremely difficult either to predict or detect early. The mechanism of malignant transformation has not been completely understood. Due to the rarity and the aggressive course, diagnosis and treatment constitute a big challenge. We report a case of SCC arising in MT presenting with a huge abdominopelvic mass and abundant peritoneal collections clinically masquerading as abdominal tuberculosis...
January 2018: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602067/the-use-of-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-abdominal-cocoon
#17
Ujjwal Gorsi, Pankaj Gupta, Harshal S Mandavdhare, Harjeet Singh, Usha Dutta, Vishal Sharma
BACKGROUND: Literature on the diagnosis of abdominal cocoon using computed tomography (CT) outside the setting of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is sparse. METHODS: We did a retrospective analysis of contrast enhanced CT done for patients treated for abdominal cocoon. The clinical features, radiological findings, underlying etiology and outcomes were recorded. RESULTS: Of the 22 patients analyzed, 19 had tuberculosis, 2 had malignancy and 1 was idiopathic...
March 26, 2018: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594005/tubercular-uterocutaneous-fistula-after-caesarean-section-a-case-report
#18
Aditi Jindal, Himanshu Chaudhary, Monika Thakur
A 29-year-old patient had undergone an elective lower-segment caesarean section (LSCS) five months previously at a district hospital. The operation and the immediate postoperative period were uneventful. After five months she presented back with a fistulous opening. A fistulogram revealed a connection between the uterus and the skin. Fistulous tract excision was planned. Intraoperatively there was communication between the skin and the uterine cavity, with extensive necrosis of the uterine wall. The patient gave her informed consent for excision of the fistulous tract and/or total abdominal hysterectomy...
January 2018: Case Reports in Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559804/clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-intestinal-tuberculosis
#19
Bhumit Patel, Vipul D Yagnik
Background/aims: As increasing numbers of Crohn's disease (CD) cases are being recognized in India, so the differential diagnosis of CD and gastrointestinal tuberculosis (GITB) is becoming increasingly important. If patients are misdiagnosed with GITB, toxicity may result from unnecessary anti-TB therapy and treatment of the primary disease (ie, CD) gets delayed. We therefore aimed to assess the accuracy of various parameters that can be used to predict GITB diagnosis at index evaluation...
2018: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558895/fitz-hugh-curtis-syndrome-associated-with-tuberculous-salpingitis-and-peritonitis-a-case-presentation-and-review-of-literature
#20
Laura Coremans, Frederik de Clerck
BACKGROUND: Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome or acute perihepatitis is considered a rare complication of pelvic inflammatory disease, mostly associated with chlamydial or gonococcal salpingitis. Peritoneal tuberculosis is a rare site of extra-pulmonary infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Infection usually occurs after reactivation of latent tuberculous foci in the peritoneum and more seldom after contiguous spread from tuberculous salpingitis. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a 21-year old female of Somalian origin diagnosed with Fitz-Hugh Curtis syndrome associated with tuberculous salpingitis and peritonitis, presenting with new onset ascites...
March 20, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
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