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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 65, No. 5, 2003, pp. 440-441
Bioline Code: is03090
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 65, No. 5, 2003, pp. 440-441

 en Case Report - Primary biliary tuberculosis - an unusual case
J. S. Pandya, Jaydeep H. Palep, Nandita B. Shinkre, Nitin N. Patil, Vandana A. Palan


A 25-year-old woman presented with intermittent pain in the right hypochondrium, and low-grade fever of six months duration. A diagnosis of acute on chronic cholecystitis was made. On exploratory laparotomy, the gall bladder was filled with pus and stones. A diagnosis of tuberculosis was made postoperatively by sending the pus for microbiological, and gall bladder for histopathological examination. The pus grew acid-fast bacilli. On culture, the pus and the stone grew mycobacterium tuberculosis. Anti-tubercular therapy resulted in complete recovery.

Tuberculosis, Gall bladder

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