Nigerian Journal of Surgery

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Obstructive Jaundice Due to Tuberculosis of Distal CBD and Periampullary Region Mimickcholangiocarcinoma

Sumantra Ray, Sajib Chatterjee, Asis Kumar Saha, Saugata Samanta


Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) commonly affects the intestinal tract, lymph nodes, peritoneum, and solid organs in varying combinations. Hepatobiliary or pancreatic TB is rare and the preoperative diagnosis is difficult. Though rare, there have been a few citations of intrahepatic tuberculosis, but isolated bile duct tuberculosis is extremely rare. Here we report a case of obstructive jaundice which was initially thought to be due to lower-end cholangiocarcinoma but postoperatively it was found to be tuberculosis.

Keywords: Bile ducts, obstructive jaundice, tuberculosis

Nigerian Journal of Surgery, Jan-Jun 2012 | Volume 18 | Issue 1

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