Peritoneal tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Fazel Rahman Faizi

Presentation

Abdominal pain, distension, nausea, vomiting, fever and night sweats for two weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Diffuse abnormal peritoneal thickening (arrowhead), omental thickening, moderate ascites with internal echoes and abnormal mural thickening of the bowel loops predominantly in the right iliac fossa.

Case Discussion

Peritoneal and omental thickening along with ascites (septated, fine septated or internal echoes) are strongly suggestive of peritoneal tuberculosis. CT and ultrasonography should be used together to correctly diagnose peritoneal tuberculosis. 

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Case information

rID: 66985
Published: 15th Mar 2019
Last edited: 19th Mar 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: French Medical Institute for Mothers and children

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