DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20160733

Isolated tuberculous inguinal lymphadenopathy: a diagnostic challenge

Ketan Vagholkar, Amish Pawanarkar, Suvarna Vagholkar, Madhavan Iyengar, Shamshershah Pathan, Adil Patel

Abstract


Lymph node is one of the commonest site for extra pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Cervical lymph nodes are most commonly affected by TB. Whereas tuberculous inguinal lymphadenopathy is quite uncommon. Isolated bilateral tuberculosis of the inguinal lymph nodes is rare and poses a diagnostic challenge to the surgeon. Lymph node biopsy is diagnostic. A case of bilateral tuberculous inguinal lymphadenopathy diagnosed by open biopsy is presented to highlight the diagnostic challenges it poses in addition to creating awareness of its existence as a distinct entity unrelated to tuberculosis of the lung and bowel.


Keywords


Tuberculosis inguinal lymphadenopathy, Diagnosis, Treatment

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