Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Ophthalmic Surgery
  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Bariatric Surgery
  •  Neurological Surgery
  •  Urology
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery

Abstract

Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1377.Case Report | Open Access

Primary Tuberculosis of the Oral Cavity: A Case Report

Ababtain R, Alohali A and Binahmed A

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Head & Neck Surgery, King Abdulaziz Medical city, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Correspondance to: Abdulaziz Binahmed 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1377

Abstract

Tuberculosis is a chronic granulomatous disease that usually affects the lungs but could also occur in other organs such as the oral cavity. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis is the main causative organism and is typically transmitted through the respiratory tract by inhaling droplets contaminated by these organisms. Oral tuberculosis is a challenging lesion to diagnose due to its various clinical presentations. Hereby, we present an interesting case of gingival overgrowth in the anterior maxilla that mimics a malignant lesion. Unexpectedly, histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Further investigations were done to rule out pulmonary tuberculosis.

Keywords

Tuberculosis; Oral tuberculosis; Gingival enlargement

Cite the article

Ababtain R, Alohali A, Binahmed A. Primary Tuberculosis of the Oral Cavity: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1377.

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