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Clin Case Rep. 2018 Jul 25;6(9):1810-1814. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1724. eCollection 2018 Sep.

Postoperative granulomatous peritonitis mimicking abdominal tuberculosis.

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1
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology University Hospital of Cologne Cologne Germany.
2
Institute of Pathology University Hospital of Cologne Cologne Germany.
3
Department I of Internal Medicine University Hospital of Cologne Cologne Germany.
4
German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Bonn-Cologne Cologne Germany.
5
Department of General, Visceral and Cancer Surgery University Hospital of Cologne Cologne Germany.
6
Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne University of Cologne Cologne Germany.

Abstract

Granulomatous peritonitis represents a rare postoperative complication that should be considered as important differential diagnosis in all patients who present to the hospital with abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness, and fever after abdominal surgery. Clinical distinction from abdominal tuberculosis remains a diagnostic challenge and requires thorough histopathological and microbiological examination.

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abdominal tuberculosis; foreign material; granulomatous peritonitis; postoperative complication

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