Appendicular tuberculosis presenting as enterocutaneous fistula over thigh—A rare case report with review of literature

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Abdominal tuberculosis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in children in developing countries. Primary involvement of appendix is very rare. Presentation is usually non specific and diagnosis is made in most cases on histopathlogical examination following appendicectomy. This to our knowledge is the first case of appendicular tuberculosis presenting primarily as spontaneous enterocutaneous fistula over front of right thigh. Barium meal follow-through was diagnostic. Appendicectomy was performed followed by anti-tubercular treatment which was curative.

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Pandey, V. , Gangopadhyay, A. , Sharma, S. and Kumar, V. (2013) Appendicular tuberculosis presenting as enterocutaneous fistula over thigh—A rare case report with review of literature. Journal of Tuberculosis Research, 1, 37-39. doi: 10.4236/jtr.2013.13007.

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