Retroperitoneal tuberculosis

An abscess that is located in the abdominal cavity posterior to the peritoneum.

Symptoms of Retroperitoneal tuberculosis

The following features are indicative of Retroperitoneal tuberculosis:
  • epigastric pain
  • left-sided abdominal pain radiating to the back
  • anorexia
  • weight loss
  • occasional productive cough
  • fever
  • chills
It is possible that Retroperitoneal tuberculosis shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Prevention of Retroperitoneal tuberculosis

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Retroperitoneal tuberculosis.

Occurrence of Retroperitoneal tuberculosis

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Retroperitoneal tuberculosis cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Extremely rare less than 1000 cases

Common Age Group

Retroperitoneal tuberculosis can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Retroperitoneal tuberculosis can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Retroperitoneal tuberculosis

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Retroperitoneal tuberculosis:
  • CT scan (Computed tomography): To see a large retroperitoneal mass
  • Ultrasonogram: To see a large retroperitoneal mass
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy: To check for the presence of granulomas
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: To see for stomach and duodenum

Complications of Retroperitoneal tuberculosis if untreated

Yes, Retroperitoneal tuberculosis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Retroperitoneal tuberculosis is left untreated:
  • can be fatal

Procedures for Treatment of Retroperitoneal tuberculosis

The following procedures are used to treat Retroperitoneal tuberculosis:
  • Chemotherapy: To treat the retroperitoneal tuberculosis

Time for Treatment of Retroperitoneal tuberculosis

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Retroperitoneal tuberculosis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Retroperitoneal tuberculosis.

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