Gallbladder tuberculosis mimicking cholecystitis: A case report

Nur Prasetyo Nugroho 1 * , Tutik Kusmiati 1 * , Santoso Santoso 2 *
More Detail
1 Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Dr. Soetomo General Teaching Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia
2 Division of Pulmonology, RKZ Vicentius A Paulo Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia
* Corresponding Author
J CLIN MED KAZ, In press.
OPEN ACCESS

ABSTRACT

Abstract
Tuberculosis can affect extrapulmonary organs. Gallbladder tuberculosis is one of the rare extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Fewer than 120 cases have published since reported in 1870. We reported a 55-year-old woman who came to the hospital with a chief complaint of right upper abdominal pain. The abdominal ultrasonography obtained gallstones. The patient was initially diagnosed with acute cholecystitis, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed. The histopathologic examination of the gallbladder showed chronic cholecystitis inflammation cells, while the smear showed acid-fast bacilli. The primary diagnosis was gallbladder tuberculosis. Antituberculosis treatment was performed with good clinical outcome and radiological improvement.

CITATION

Nugroho NP, Kusmiati T, Santoso S. Gallbladder tuberculosis mimicking cholecystitis: A case report. J Clin Med Kaz. 2021.

REFERENCES

  • Ul Haque MM, Whadva RK, Luck NH, Mubarak M. Primary hepaticobiliary tuberculosis mimicking gall bladder carcinoma with liver invasion: A case report. Pan Afr Med J. 2019;32:1–5. https://doi: 10.11604/pamj.2019.32.68.10519. eCollection 2019.
  • Butt UI, Hameed B, Farooka MW, Ayyaz M, Chughtai A, Akbar MB. Tuberculosis of gallbladder mimicking carcinoma. J Coll Physicians Surg Pakistan.2017;27:S845.https://www.jcpsp.pk/archive/2017/SS_Sep2017/08.pdf
  • Krishnamurthy G, Singh H, Rajendran J, Sharma V, Yadav TD, Gaspar BL, et al. Gallbladder tuberculosis camouflaging as gallbladder cancer – case series and review focusing on treatment. Ther Adv Infect Dis. 2016;3(6):152–7. https://doi: 10.1177/2049936116678589
  • Liu Y, Wang K, Liu H. Gallbladder Tuberculosis Mimicking Gallbladder Carcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review. Case Reports Hepatol. 2016;2016(Figure 2):1–3. https://doi:10.1155/2016/3629708
  • Gupta A, Gupta A, Anjum R, Agrawal S, Mallik D. A comprehensive review on Primary gallbladder tuberculosis. Pol Prz Chir Polish J Surg. 2018;90(2):10–2. https://doi:10.5604/01.3001.0011.7485
  • Xu XF, Yu RS, Qiu LL, Shen J, Dong F, Chen Y. Gallbladder tuberculosis: CT findings with histopathologic correlation. Korean J Radiol. 2011;12(2):196–202.https://doi: 10.3348/kjr.2011.12.2.196
  • Swain B, Otta S, Mohapatra S. Tuberculous cholecystitis. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2013;31(3):317. https://doi: 10.4103/0255-0857.115672
  • de Melo VA, de Melo GB, Silva RL, Piva N, Almeida MLD. Tuberculosis of the cystic duct lymph node. Braz J Infect Dis. 2004;8(1):112–4. https://doi:10.1590/s1413-86702004000100009
  • Dahuja A, Dahuja G, Kaur R, Bansal K. Isolated Tuberculosis of Talus: A Case Report. Malaysian Orthop J. 2014;8(1):61–2. https:// doi:10.5704/MOJ.1403.001
  • Kumar P, Hazrah P, Taneja A, Ahuja A, Sharma D. Rare presentation of gall bladder tuberculosis in a non-immuno-compromised patient. Clin Pract. 2015;5(2):5–6. https://doi: 10.4081/cp.2015.754
  • Masood I, Rasheed H, Lutfi IA, Raheem A. A pre-operative diagnostic dilemma and incidental prevalence in histopathology: Retrospective analysis of gallbladder tuberculosis. Pakistan J Surg [Internet]. 2017;33(1):79–82. http://www.pjs.com.pk/journal_pdfs/jan_mar17/79.pdf
  • Djajakusuma, Timbol, Ong. Clinicopathologic Features of Hepatobiliary Tuberculosis : A Ten-Year Retrospective Autopsy Series. Philipp Soc Gastroenterol. 2015; http://giresearch.ph/docs/researchpapers/Co%20-%20Hepatobioliary%20TB.pdf
  • Departemen Kesehatan Republik Indonesia. Pedoman Nasional Pelayanan Kedokteran Tatalaksana Tuberkulosis. 2019;1–139.