EC Paediatrics

Case Report Volume 12 Issue 2 - 2023

Tuberculous Lymphadenitis in Submandibular Area: A Case Report

Napasorn Phutong*

Department of Surgery, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

*Corresponding Author: Napasorn Phutong, Department of Surgery, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand.
Received: January 24, 2023; Published: January 31, 2023

Tuberculous lymphadenopathy is a common cause of pediatric peripheral lymphadenopathy.

Lymph node involvement is the common clinical symptom of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in the pediatric patients. We present a 2-year-old female patient with previous history of diffuse hard painless right submandibular swelling with purulent discharge. She underwent previous surgical drainage. The patient was diagnosed with right submandibular tuberculous lymphadenitis based on previous histopathological report. She came for following with us at pediatric surgical outpatient clinic with clinical symptom of nonhealing wound with purulent discharge after surgical drainage at right submandibular region.

Keywords: Submandibular Tuberculous Lymphadenitis; Tuberculosis; Tubercular Lymphadenitis; Giant Cells; Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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Napasorn Phutong. Tuberculous Lymphadenitis in Submandibular Area: A Case Report. EC Paediatrics 12.2 (2023): 79-82.