Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 9

Tuberculosis of the Large Bowel Mimicking as Colon Cancer in a Young Patient

Imdad Ali1, Zain Majid1*, Nishat Akbar1, Ghazi Abrar1, Shoaib Ahmed1, Shahrukh Reza Sanjani2, Abdaal Wasim2 and Nasir Luck1

1Department of Hepato-gastroenterology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, SIUT, Karachi, Pakistan
2Department of Surgery, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, SIUT, Karachi, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Zain Majid, Department of Hepato-gastroenterology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, SIUT, Karachi, Pakistan.

Received: August 04, 2022; Published: August 21, 2022

Abstract

A young male being evaluated for abdominal pain, weight loss and altered bowel habits, was evaluated with initial workup being unremarkable and later on found to have raised ESR (64 mm/hr) and a positive PPD. Lower GI endoscopy revealed a mass lesion in the transverse colon, which was completely obstructing the lumen. Biopsies were taken and showed findings suggestive of tuberculosis.ID review was taken and he was started on ATT, 1 month post therapy, he had a remarkable recovery with regaining of his lost weight and appetite.

 

Keywords:  Tuberculosis; Colon; Colon Cancer; Antituberculosis Therapy (ATT); MTb PCR

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Citation

Citation: Zain Majid., et al. “Tuberculosis of the Large Bowel Mimicking as Colon Cancer in a Young Patient". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 5.9 (2022): 34-36.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Zain Majid., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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