International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123--125

Port site tuberculosis after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A rare complication with review of literature


Shahbaz Habib Faridi1, Bushra Siddiqui2, Kaushal Deep Singh1, Mohammad Aslam1 
1 Department of Surgery, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Shahbaz Habib Faridi
Department of Surgery, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002, Uttar Pradesh
India

Laparoscopic procedures are routinely performed in most surgical centers today. Surgical site infections at port sites following laparoscopy are not uncommon. However, port site tuberculosis (TB) is a rare complication following a laparoscopic procedure. The possible causes of its development include improper sterilization of instruments, use of tap water containing resistant atypical mycobacteria to clean these instruments before immersion into glutaraldehyde solution; and seeding at the port site due to gall bladder TB. We report here a case of a young female who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy outside our hospital and then developed a discharging sinus at the epigastric port site. Three attempts of debridement and wound closure had already been done before and every time there was a recurrence. Sinus tract was excised after getting the sinogram, and the histopathology showed features consistent with TB. The patient was put on anti-tubercular therapy, and she had no recurrence after 3 months of follow-up.


How to cite this article:
Faridi SH, Siddiqui B, Singh KD, Aslam M. Port site tuberculosis after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A rare complication with review of literature.Int J Health Allied Sci 2016;5:123-125


How to cite this URL:
Faridi SH, Siddiqui B, Singh KD, Aslam M. Port site tuberculosis after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A rare complication with review of literature. Int J Health Allied Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Oct 26 ];5:123-125
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