Ileocaecal tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


low grade fever associated with loss of appetite and weight loss

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

Barium meal follow through study findings:

  • narrowed terminal ileum and ileocaecal junction
  • dilatation of proximal ileum
  • caecum appears shrunken and 'pulled-up' away from RIF
Annotated image

yellow arrow indicates the shrunken caecum 

red arrow indicates stricturous narrowing of terminal ileum and ileocaecal junction

blue arrow indicates proximal ileal dilatation

Case Discussion

Case of ileocaecal tuberculosis

This case demonstrates the chronic stage of disease

Ileocaecal junction is the commonest site of tuberculosis in the gastrointestinal tract

Other sites involved in abdomen are liver, spleen and peritoneum 

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Case information

rID: 27960
Published: 28th Feb 2014
Last edited: 1st Oct 2015
Tag: shetty
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