Rectal stricture: A complication of tuberculosis

P. C. Das, K. Radhakrishna, P. L.N.G. Rao

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Tuberculosis of the rectum is rarely reported, even from areas where tuberculosis, and gastrointestinal tuberculosis in particular, is prevalent. The authors report a case of long tubercular stricture of the rectum and distal part of the sigmoid colon in a 12-year-old girl. Because of nonspecific symptoms and noncharacteristic radiological and endoscopic features, the diagnosis of this rare entity rests mainly on histological evidence of the classical tubercle in a surgical biopsy specimen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-984
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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