Dr Nasib Al Shibli*
Senior Registrar in General Surgery, FACS,FRCSI, MRCSEng, Arab Board/Syrian Board in G.S.. https://www.facs.org/profile/55967876 https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3291-2656 Prince Mutaib Bin AbdulAziz Hospital, Sakaka AlJouf, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Dr Nasib Al Shibli, FACS. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: October 07, 2021; Published: December 09, 2021
Retro peritoneal tuberculosis (TB) a typical mycobacterium infection that is difficult to diagnose as it mimics other gastro-intestinal infections. Mis-diagnosing may result in delayed therapy which may lead to further complication.
An 18-year-old young female Ethiopian admitted in Prince Mutaib Bin Abdul-Aziz hospital. Her symptoms were prolonged low- grade fever (more than 2 months) with insidious vague abdominal pain. She doesn’t have previous surgical interference or no clear history of TB.
CT of abdomen was performed and it has shown a huge retroperitoneal cystic mass form left duodenum down to left iliac fossa. After the CT results a surgical drainage of iliac region and the aspiration cytology of straw-coloured fluid shown the presence of epithelial granulomas, muscle bundles, fibro-adipose tissue, inflammation similar to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
Keywords: Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Retro-peritoneal Tuberculosis; Abdominal Pain; Ct-scan; Surgical Drainage
Citation: Dr Nasib Al Shibli. “A Rare Case of a Huge Retroperitoneal Tuberculous Cystic Mass in an 18 Year Old Ethiopian Female". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 6.1 (2022): 55-58 .
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