Surgical Management of Intestinal Tuberculosis

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Ain ul Hadi
Syed Murad Ali Shah
Mian Abdul Hafeez
Nadim Khan
Mumtaz Khan
Syed Munawwar Shah
Adil Bangash


Tos study the outcome of various surgical procedures performed for intestinal tuberculosis. This study was carried out from July 2004 to June 2005 at LRH, peshawar on 30  operated patients of intestinal tuberculosis provisionally diagnosed on history, physical examination and x-ray findings. Emergency patients had a short work up including routine hamatological, biochemical and chest radiography while those admitted electively, had an ESR and upper gastrointestinal barium studies in addition to routine investigations. Final diagnosis was made after histopathology. different operative procedures were performed according to the available facilities and preoperative condition of the patients. Resection of the diseased segment is the standard procedure to relive obstruction but in the presence of multiple strictures and limited bowel length, stricturoplasty is a better alternative.

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Hadi A ul, Shah SMA, Hafeez MA, Khan N, Khan M, Shah SM, Bangash A. Surgical Management of Intestinal Tuberculosis. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 12 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];20(4). Available from:
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