| CASE REPORT
|Year : 2000 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 108-9
Isolated tuberculous hepatic abscess in a non-immunocompromised patient.
DD Balsarkar, MA Joshi
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Gastroenterology, L. T. M. Medical College, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, India., India
A 38 years old female presented with pain in the epigastrium, jaundice and fever since one and half month. The computerised tomographic scan of the abdomen revealed a multiloculated abscess of the left lobe of liver. The pus drained from the liver abscess at laparotomy showed acid fast bacilli on microscopy. A detailed search failed to identify any other focus of tuberculous infection. The case has been reported for the rarity of isolated hepatic tuberculous abscess and its presentation with jaundice, a rare feature, and to highlight the importance of microscopic or culture diagnosis in a suspected case of pyaemic abscess.
D D Balsarkar
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Gastroenterology, L. T. M. Medical College, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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