Sao Paulo Medical Journal
versão impressa ISSN 1516-3180
FACCIN, Mellyssande; YOUSSEF, Soraia Rachid; MOZETIC, Valeria e CATAPANI, Wilson Roberto. Inguinal hernia incarceration as a form of intestinal tuberculosis. Sao Paulo Med. J. [online]. 1996, vol.114, n.1, pp. 1097-1099. ISSN 1516-3180. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-31801996000100007.
We report the case of a 41 year-old male who came to the emergency room with a complaint of abdominal pain, and was diagnosed to have an acute obstructive abdomen due to a right inguinal hernia incarceration. During surgery, an intestinal granulomatous inflammation was observed adhered to the hernial sac.The histopathologic study confirmed the diagnosis of tuberculosis. We present a review of the different clinical forms of intestinal tuberculosis and the difficulties encounted in the differential diagnosis of such, emphasizing the uncommon presentation described in our patient.
Palavras-chave : Abdominal tuberculosis; Acute abdomen; Inguinal hernia.