A rare complication of miliary tuberculosis: Intestinal perforation

Mert A., Bilir M., Ozaras R. , Tabak F. , Goksel S., Senturk H.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.101, no.1, pp.42-45, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 101 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-45


Small bowel perforation is a rare complication of miliary tuberculosis. We report the case of a 21-year old patient who developed a small bowel perforation 70 days after the initiation of adequate tuberculosis treatment. We also present a review of the literature.