Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Clinical Course of Tuberculous Peritonitis Determined by Laparoscopy
Hiroaki MiyaokaKazuhiro UesugiShuichiro ShigematsuTeruki MiyakeEri FurukawaShunji OkitaTakeshi OkadaMasanori AbeHidehiro MurakamiBunzo MatsuuraYoichi HiasaMorikazu Onji
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2010 Volume 49 Issue 4 Pages 293-297

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We describe laparoscopic findings of tuberculous peritonitis in a 68-year-old man and those at follow-up 8 months later. The initial laparoscopic findings revealed typical yellowish-white nodules on the liver surface, and histological findings showed granulomas with caseous necrosis. Laparoscopy 8 months later showed that anti-tubercular drugs had diminished the nodules and adhesions with a fibrin net appearance were evident. Laparoscopy and biopsy are useful for a rapid diagnosis of tuberculous peritonitis.

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