A Case of Ano-Rectal Tuberculoma Simulating Cancer in Aids

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2013,2,1,35-37.
Published:January 2013
Type:Case Report
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Enow Orock GE,1 Weledji EP2

1Pathology Service Regional Hospital Buea, Cameroon

2General Surgery Service, Regional Hospital Buea, Cameroon

Abstract:

We report a case of ano-rectal tumour clinically diagnosed as cancer in a 36 years old male AIDS patient. Pathology analysis of the biopsy specimen revealed tuberculosis. The tumour regressed enormously and the general condition of the patient improved during the follow upwith anti-tuberculous and ARV therapy. Not all tumour-like lesions that occur in immune depressed patients are neoplasia. This is a case of a rare localization of a common diseaseand highlights the importance of pathology analysis of specimens in diagnosis and management of patients even when clinical presentation of the case appears so obvious.