Volume 12, Issue 48 (9-2005)                   RJMS 2005, 12(48): 149-153 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Mehrazma M, Yousefi S, Salehi S, Dolati M. Adrenal Tuberculosis in a 3-year-old Boy Presenting as an Abdominal Mass: A Case Report. RJMS 2005; 12 (48) :149-153
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-524-en.html
Abstract:   (9117 Views)

    Mycobacterium tuberculosis kills about 3 million patients each year and, so, is the single most important infectious cause of death on earth. Tuberculosis is the most common cause of primary adrenal insufficiency especially in under-developed countries. In primary stage, diffused enlargement of adrenal gland is noted and in later stages, the gland shrinks. This presented case is a 3.5-year-old boy from Sanandaj who referred for abdominal mass search evaluation. Patient was involved by chronic diarrhea and iron deficiency anemia resistant to treatment for 2.5 years. In abdominal sonography no sign of para-aortic and retroperitoneal adenopathy was seen, but in upper pole of right kidney(adrenal region) hypo echo mass with well defined border without calcification was noted, therefore, neuroblastoma and Wilms’ tumor were diagnosed for the patient. Key

Full-Text [PDF 1912 kb]   (2844 Downloads)    
Type of Study: case report | Subject: Pathology

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

© 2024 CC BY-NC 4.0 | Razi Journal of Medical Sciences

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb