Tuberculosis of Gallbladder A Case Report

  • Noora Saeed Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh, India.
  • Shaista M . Vasenwala Professor, Department of Pathology, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh, India.
  • Mohd Rafey Junior Resident, Department of Pathology, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh, India.
  • Saima Khan Junior Resident, Department of Pathology, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh, India.
Keywords: Gallbladder, Tuberculosis, cholecystitis.


Gall bladder is considered a rare site for occurrence of tuberculosis and is usually found in association with gallstones or cystic duct obstruction. The diagnosis is very difficult prior to surgery unless there is strong suspicion of tuberculosis, with the confirmation being possible only after histopathological examination of gall bladder. Here we present a case of gall bladder tuberculosis in a 40-year-old female, who came with symptoms of chronic cholecystitis due to gallstones. Ultrasound of abdomen revealed a single gall stone located in the fundal region. The patient underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy and was treated with anti-tubercular drugs.



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Saeed N, . Vasenwala SM, Rafey M, Khan S. Tuberculosis of Gallbladder A Case Report. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2017Mar.18 [cited 2023Sep.25];3(1):16-7. Available from: