Primary Tuberculous Lymphadenitis: a Rare Case Report

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Mustafa Mert Açikgöz, Ayşem Yurtseven, Gülsüm Ak
İstanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Turkey


Background/Aim: Our aim is to describe multidisciplinary approach to primary tuberculous lymphadenitis with a case report.

Case Report: A 6-year-old boy was referred to İstanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with the symptoms of painless extra-oral abscess and lymphadenopathy. The diagnosis of primary tuberculous lymphadenitis was proved by microbiological culture and ultrasound imaging.

Conclusions: Combine tuberculosis treatment should be applied and long term follow up is necessary. Excisional biopsy for tissue diagnosis and bacterial examination with culture should be performed for an early diagnosis as a delay in treatment can lead to devastating consequences.

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