Subtotal colectomy for intestinal Behcet's disease: a histopathological surprise

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Abstract

A 40-year-old male who was diagnosed to be having ileocaecal tuberculosis by colonoscopy elsewhere was put on antitubercular treatment. Despite therapy over three months patient had recurrent bouts of lower abdominal pain and was admitted repeatedly with features of subacute intestinal obstruction. CT- abdomen revealed concentric large bowel thickening at multiple sites with features of stenosing lesions. Patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy and subtotal colectomy was done for the diseased large bowel. Post operative histopathological examination revealed it to be Behcet's disease. We report a rare case of intestinal Behcet's disease requiring subtotal colectomy.

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