Disseminated abdominal tuberculosis, an unusual presentation in a healthy adolescent: a case report


  • Cesar Manuel Vargas Sahagun The Obesity Clinic at Hospital General Tláhuac. Mexico http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0164-0432
  • Elsa Paulina Alonso López Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, UMAE Hospital de Especialidades CMN Siglo XXI, Mexican Institute of Social Security, Mexico
  • Cuauhtémoc Morfín Vela The Obesity Clinic at Hospital General Tláhuac. Mexico




Tuberculosis, Abdominal tuberculosis, Spleen, Abscess, Mycobacterium tuberculosis


Disseminated abdominal tuberculosis is a rare and highly complex disease. With a very low incidence of 2.5% of patient with extrapulmonary tuberculosis and no detected in a timely manner reaches up to a mortality of 8%. We present a rare case of disseminated abdominal tuberculosis in an adolescent that began as a splenic abscess managed with open surgery and clinical-surgical finding of disseminated tuberculosis in the abdominal cavity.


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How to Cite

Sahagun, C. M. V., López, E. P. A., & Vela, C. M. (2022). Disseminated abdominal tuberculosis, an unusual presentation in a healthy adolescent: a case report. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 10(6), 1361–1363. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20221494



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