Common Bile Duct Perforation Due to Tuberculosis: A Case Report

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Asian Journal of Surgery (Impact Factor: 0.91). 11/2004; 27(4):342-4. DOI: 10.1016/S1015-9584(09)60065-8
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A young man with HIV presented with biliary peritonitis secondary to spontaneous common bile duct perforation. Investigation revealed that the perforation was due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis of the bile duct is uncommon and usually presents with obstructive jaundice due to stricture. Bile duct perforation due to tuberculosis is extremely rare. Its management is discussed.

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