Surgery in abdominal tuberculosis: results in 137 cases

Eggleston, Forrest C.; Deodhar, Madhu C and Kumar, Ashutosh (1983) Surgery in abdominal tuberculosis: results in 137 cases. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 30 (4). pp. 139-145.

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Abstract

During a 17 year period 137 patients underwent surgery for abdominal tuberculosis. Ages ranged from 14 months to 75 years 56% were males. Based upon symptomatology, patients were classified into four groups—obstructive (61 cases), masses (29), perforation (21) and atypical (26). 10% of the patients were on antitubercular treatment at the time of operation. Symptomatology and physical findings varied widely between the four groups, the only common finding being abdominal pain. A correct pre-operaiive diagnosis was made in 69%. At laparotomy 64% were found to have localized lesions and in 51 patients 109 strictures were found. Definitive surgery was required in 115 patients. Mortality in elective cases was 3 % and in emergency cases, 18%. Abdominal tuberculosis remains a problem in the developing world and in countries having a large immigrant population. It produces a wide variety of symptoms and frequently is neither diagnosed pre-operatively nor recognized at operation, ft is our purpose to review our experience in the management of 137 cases.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Abdominal Tuberculosis, Surgery, Infant, Child, Adult, Adolescence, Anti-tubercular Treatment, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Morbidity, Mortality
Subjects:Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Mortality
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Persons > Age Groups > Child
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Digestive System Surgical Procedures
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Persons > Age Groups > Adult
Digestive System Diseases > Gastrointestinal Diseases > Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Persons > Age Groups > Adolescent
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Mortality
ID Code:2721
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:11 March 2008

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