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Ann Coloproctol > Volume 25(2); 2009 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society of Coloproctology 2009;25(2):117-120.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3393/jksc.2009.25.2.117   
A Case of Acute Appendicitis due to Appendicular Tuberculosis.
Shin, Seong Hwan , Kim, Yong Ho
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. kyjho@khmc.or.kr
Abstract
The most common presentation of abdominal tuberculosis is an ileocecal disease, but isolated appendicular involvement is rarely seen. It is difficult to make diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis because it may mimic many other intestinal diseases. The symptoms are nonspecific such as fever, fatigue and weight loss. A 35-yr-old woman with no remarkable past medical history was admitted due to intermittent abdominal pain of 3 mo duration. The patient underwent laparoscopy-assisted partial ileocecectomy including diseased appendix. Tuberculous appendicitis was finally diagnosed with all considerations of possible pathological results. We report a case of acute appendicitis due to tuberculous involvement with a review of the literature.
Key Words: Acute appendicitis; Tuberculosis


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