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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
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  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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  •  Robotic Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  General Surgery
  •  Urology
  •  Neurological Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2020;5(1):2856.Case Report | Open Access

Primary Tuberculosis of the Oral Cavity Presenting as the Ulcers: A Case Report

Meng Yu Li1, Zhi Yuan Zhang1, Chi Yang1, Zeng Tong Zhou2 and Shaoyi Wang1*

1Departments of Oral Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital, College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, National Clinical Research Center of Oral Disease, China
2Department of Oral Mucosal Diseases, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China

*Correspondance to: Shaoyi Wang 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.2856


Tuberculosis is an infectious and chronic granulomatous disease, which involves almost any organ in the body. Here we report a rare presentation of primary oral tuberculosis in a 51-year-old male, who presented to us with ulcers of the tongue, palate and buccal mucosa. This case emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis of primary oral tuberculosis. Biopsy and histopathological examination revealed tuberculous etiology of the lesion and the patient responded well to antitubercular therapy. The underdiagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis lesions, along with an emerging global resistance to antitubercular drugs, warrants an increased awareness of the involvement of mycobacterium tuberculosis in atypical lesions of oral cavity. Clinicians should be therefore aware of the possible occurrence of oral lesions of tuberculosis and consider it while making a differential diagnosis of suspicious oral ulcers.


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Li MY, Zhang ZY, Yang C, Zhou ZT, Wang S. Primary Tuberculosis of the Oral Cavity Presenting as the Ulcers: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2856..

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