Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101--102

Ano-rectal tuberculous granuloma presenting with faecal incontinence


PO Okokhere1, EF Alufohai2, CE Iyamu2, J Kpolugbo2, HO Omeife1, A Dongo2 
1 Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
E F Alufohai
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma
Nigeria

Tuberculosis is a common condition world-wide but more so in developing countries where it accounts for 95% of all cases. It primarily affects the respiratory system, but other systems including the gastro-intestinal tract can also be affected. When it does, it has predilection for the ileo-caecal region, where half of the cases occur. Ano-rectal tuberculosis is not very common and when it occurs, it could present as a mass, making it difficult to differentiate from malignancy and other granulomatous lesions. We therefore, present a case of a 68-year old man with a huge mass in the ano-rectum with faecal incontinence, which was clinically diagnosed as an advanced carcinoma of the ano-rectum for which the biopsy was reported as tuberculosis. He improved with anti-tuberculosis treatment.


How to cite this article:
Okokhere P O, Alufohai E F, Iyamu C E, Kpolugbo J, Omeife H O, Dongo A. Ano-rectal tuberculous granuloma presenting with faecal incontinence.Niger J Clin Pract 2010;13:101-102


How to cite this URL:
Okokhere P O, Alufohai E F, Iyamu C E, Kpolugbo J, Omeife H O, Dongo A. Ano-rectal tuberculous granuloma presenting with faecal incontinence. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Aug 18 ];13:101-102
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