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Natl J Med Res. 2012; 2(3): 389-390


Isolated Mesenteric Tuberculosis Presented as Abdominal Mass

Anand Patel, Sushmita Choudhury.

Abstract
Tuberculosis may involve any organ in the body but isolated mesenteric tuberculosis with formation of mass is, indeed, rarely mentioned in the differential diagnosis of an abdominal mass. We are presenting a case of isolated mesenteric tuberculosis confirmed by histological examination of wide excision biopsy without any evidence of pulmonary, skeletal or gastrointestinal tuberculosis in an immune-competent patient. The rarity of this condition prompted its reporting.

Key words: Tuberculosis, mesenteric, abdominal mass



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