Rectal tuberculosis: A rare cause of recurrent rectal suppuration

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Tuberculosis affecting the rectum is a rare extra-pulmonary form of the disease that needs recognition, because it requires specific treatment and avoids multiple, unwarranted surgical interventions. The following discussion is centred on a case of rectal tuberculosis, a disease that rarely affects the anorectal region. The condition was diagnosed on histology and was successfully treated medically with complete resolution.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Merit Professor in Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2: Registrar, University Surgical Unit,The National Hospital of Sri Lanka

Publication date: October 1, 2008

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