Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia
Print version ISSN 0120-9957
CALA, Luz Mireya; YASPE COSTA, Edgardo and SERRANO MORA, Carlos. Transverse colon tuberculosis: A case presentation and clinical review. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2009, vol.24, n.3, pp. 303-306. ISSN 0120-9957.
We describe the clinical case of a 90 year old female patient presenting weight loss and anemia. The physical examination detected an abdominal mass in epigastrio. Abdominal scanner revealed wall thickness at transverse colon. A colonoscopy was performed, finding an infiltrating mass at this level. The biopsies informed colonic tuberculosis. We present a literature review of digestive TBC, emphasising in colonic tuberculosis.
Keywords : Tuberculosis; Colon; Digestive TBC.