[A case of tuberculous mesenteric lymphadenitis detected by abdominal symptom after 4 months' antituberculous chemotherapy against pulmonary tuberculosis].

We reported a case of tuberculous mesenteric lymphadenitis. A twenty three year old man was admitted to our hospital with pulmonary tuberculosis on May, 1988. Chest X ray findings improved after 4 months' antituberculous chemotherapy, but he complained of right lower abdominal pain and a mass with tenderness. Barium series of gastro-intestinal tract showed evidence of extrinsic compression on the intestine. Abdominal CT showed rim enhancement and a multiloculated appearance, and the ultrasonography showed a hypoechoic mass. But we did not make a definite preoperative diagnosis, therefore exploratory operation was done. An abscess with caseous granuloma was found in the mesenteric lymphnodes removed at laparotomy.
AuthorsY Inoue, Y Kanamori, N Miura, T Watanabe, K Watanabe, N Nakamura, T Tutumi, I Murata, S Kouno, T Hirano
JournalKekkaku : [Tuberculosis] (Kekkaku) Vol. 66 Issue 8 Pg. 543-51 (Aug 1991) ISSN: 0022-9776 [Print] JAPAN
PMID1921095 (Publication Type: Case Reports, English Abstract, Journal Article, Review)
Chemical References
  • Antitubercular Agents
  • Abdominal Pain (etiology)
  • Adult
  • Antitubercular Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mesentery
  • Tuberculosis, Lymph Node (complications, diagnosis)
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary (drug therapy)

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