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An unusual case of small intestinal tuberculosis with enteroenteric fistula: A case report

BR Thapa, Uma Debi, Abhinaya Shankar, MV Kartik, Kaushal Kishor Prasad

Keywords : Enteroenteric fistula, FNAC, intestinal tuberculosis, ultrasonography

Citation Information : Thapa B, Debi U, Shankar A, Kartik M, Prasad KK. An unusual case of small intestinal tuberculosis with enteroenteric fistula: A case report. J Gastrointest Infect 2015; 5 (1):46-49.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-jogi-5-1-46

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-05-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Tuberculosis is a very common condition which at times can present with distinctly atypical findings. In the vast majority of the presenting cases it can pose diagnostic challenge to both the clinician and the radiologist due to its nonspecific clinical manifestations and lack of pathognomonic radiological signs But being a treatable disease utmost care needs to be exercised in establishing this diagnosis. We report a rare radiological finding in a case of small intestinal tuberculosis which confounded the initial diagnosis necessitating pathological proof of tubercular enteroenteric fistula. Following fine needle aspiration cytology, the patient was started on anti-tubercular treatment and conservatively managed. The patient showed significant improvement in clinical symptoms after 3 months and resolution on completion of the treatment.

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