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Northern Clinics of Istanbul Primary tuberculosis of the appendix: A common disease with rare location - a rare case report from rural India [North Clin Istanb]
North Clin Istanb. 2020; 7(3): 298-301 | DOI: 10.14744/nci.2019.93797

Primary tuberculosis of the appendix: A common disease with rare location - a rare case report from rural India

Mani Krishna1, Seema Dayal1, Adesh Kumar2
1Department of Pathology, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah, India
2Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah, India

Tubercular appendicitis is the appendicular infection with tubercular bacillus, which develops as an extension of ileocecal infection. Tuberculosis is either primary or secondary. Primary tuberculosis of the appendix is uncommon. Diagnosis is made by histopathological examination of the resected appendix. We report a rare case of tubercular appendicitis diagnosed on histopathology. Primary Tuberculosis of the appendix is a clinical rarity. Hence, it is being reported. The case report in this study emphasizes the importance of submitting all appendectomy specimens for histopathological examination and the occurrence of primary tuberculosis at a rare site, such as the appendix.(NCI-2019-0069.R2)

Keywords: Appendix, tuberculosis (TB); histopathology.

Mani Krishna, Seema Dayal, Adesh Kumar. Primary tuberculosis of the appendix: A common disease with rare location - a rare case report from rural India. North Clin Istanb. 2020; 7(3): 298-301

Corresponding Author: Seema Dayal
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