Gall bladder tuberculosis: a rare entity

Authors

  • P Lakhey Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine
  • ML Shrestha Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine
  • G Sayami Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine
  • MP Khakurel Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine

Keywords:

Gall bladder, Tuberculosis, Granulomatous cholecystitis

Abstract

Background: Though tuberculosis is common in other parts of the body, gall bladder tuberculosis is rare. We report a case of gall bladder tuberculosis managed in our institution. Case Report: A 42 year old lady presented with right upper quadrant pain associated with fatty meal intolerance for one month. The pain was relieved by antispasmodics. Her liver function test was normal. Ultrasonogram of abdomen revealed, thick wall gall bladder with solitary stone in the gall bladder. Retrograde subtotal cholecystectomy was done. The histopathology report of the gall bladder revealed granulomatous cholecystitis suggestive of tuberculosis. Key words: Gall bladder, Tuberculosis, Granulomatous cholecystitis. The full text of this paper is available at Journal of Institute of Medicine website

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Lakhey, P., Shrestha, M., Sayami, G., & Khakurel, M. (2007). Gall bladder tuberculosis: a rare entity. Journal of Institute of Medicine Nepal, 28(3), 53–54. Retrieved from https://nepjol.info/index.php/JIOM/article/view/631

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Case Reports