Abdominal TB, iliostomy is a safer option
Keywords:Prospective Study. Retrospective Studies. Abdomen. Academic Medical Centers. Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal. Peritonitis, Tuberculous. Cohort Studies. Tuberculosis. Hospitals, Teaching.
A prospective study of 50(100%) cases, 34(68%) males and 16(32%) females is presented. All were having abdominal TB and were presented in surgical emergency of a teaching hospital. Age ranging from 21 to 65 years. With mean of 34.5 years. 17(34%) known cases of TB and 33(66%) were histological proved. In 45(90%) abdominal pain was the symptoms and 5(10%) presented with pain RIF. In 40(80%) iliocecal regions was involved. In 30 cases (60%) intestinal obstruction and in 14(28%) perforation was seen. In 35(70%) patients iliostomy was performed that were revered three month later without any mortality. It is concluded that iliostomy in the management of abdominal TB is safer option.
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