Primary tuberculous appendicitis presented with caecal perforation: A case report

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal tuberculosis accounts for 3% of the extrapulmonary tuberculosis with ileocaecal region being the common site of involvement up to 75%. Primary involvement of appendix is very rare and accounts for only 0.6% to 2.9% of gastrointestinal tuberculosis in the absence tubercular focus elsewhere. The pre-operative investigations usually give non-specific results. The diagnosis in most instances made only after histopathology. Here we report a case of primary appendicular tuberculosis in a patient presented with caecal perforation. © 2012 Hainan Medical College.

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Elamurugan, T. P., Sivashanker, M., Kumar, S. S., Muthukumarassamy, R., & Kate, V. (2012). Primary tuberculous appendicitis presented with caecal perforation: A case report. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 5(10), 834–836. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1995-7645(12)60154-0

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