Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61--62

Gall bladder tuberculosis


Kafil Akhtar1, Sifian Zaheer1, S Shamshad Ahmad1, Tariq Mansoor2 
1 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
2 Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Kafil Akhtar
Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
India

Abdominal tuberculosis is common in developing countries, but gall bladder involvement is extremely rare. The diagnosis of gall bladder tuberculosis is often not suspected prior to surgery or a biopsy. This paper presents a case of gall bladder tuberculosis in a 40-year-old female, who presented with clinical features of chronic cholecystitis. Abdominal ultrasound showed a dilated gall bladder with multiple gall stones located in the fundus, with no other appreciable features. The patient had a retrograde open cholecystectomy and treated with antitubercular drugs. The literature on this topic is reviewed.


How to cite this article:
Akhtar K, Zaheer S, Ahmad S S, Mansoor T. Gall bladder tuberculosis.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2009;2:61-62


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Akhtar K, Zaheer S, Ahmad S S, Mansoor T. Gall bladder tuberculosis. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Sep 26 ];2:61-62
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