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The Turkish Journal of Ear Nose and Throat Infraorbitally located tuberculous lypmhadenitis: a case report [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2009; 19(4): 220-223

Infraorbitally located tuberculous lypmhadenitis: a case report

Ümit Hardal1, Gökhan Altın, Mustafa Paksoy, Sedat Aydın, Alev Oktay

Tuberculosis, which is one of the oldest diseases
of the human kind, is again becoming an important
health issue in recent years. Although mostly seen
in lungs, it can also be localized in the lymph nodes,
skin, meninges, spleen, surrenal tissues, which is
referred to as extrapulmonary forms of tuberculosis.
Tuberculous lymphadenitis is the most common
clinical form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis and it
is generally localized in cervical lymph nodes. A
50-year-old female patient presented with a hard
fixed mass originating from medial cantus ending at
nasobial sulcus. In the magnetic rezonance imaging
examination, a solid contrast enhancing mass
20x18x15 mm in size, which was isointensely monitored
with muscular structures in T1 based visuals
and hyperintense in T2 sequences, was seen. The
mass was excised under general anesthesia and
histopathological examination revealed tuberculous
lymphadenitis. Thus, the case is discussed according
to literature and shows us that tuberculosis may
be the reason for lymphadenitis in the areas out of
the cervical region and it should always be kept in
mind in the differential diagnosis.

Keywords: Lymphadenitides; mycobacterium infection;tuberculoses.

İnfraorbital yerleşimli tüberküloz lenfadenit: Olgu sunumu

Ümit Hardal1, Gökhan Altın, Mustafa Paksoy, Sedat Aydın, Alev Oktay

Anahtar Kelimeler: Lenfadenit; mikobakteri enfeksiyonu;tüberküloz.

Ümit Hardal, Gökhan Altın, Mustafa Paksoy, Sedat Aydın, Alev Oktay. Infraorbitally located tuberculous lypmhadenitis: a case report. Tr-ENT. 2009; 19(4): 220-223

Corresponding Author: Ümit Hardal
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