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tuberculous mesenteric lymphadenitis

Primary tuberculous mesenteric lymphadenitis refers to the dissemination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis through blood or intestinal mucosa into the corresponding lymph nodes, or the original lesions of the intestinal wall have completely healed without leaving traces. Secondary is also secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis or intestinal tuberculosis. Usually, the number and size of involved lymph nodes vary; It is light yellow, grayish white or pink, and is easy to fuse together. It is massive and adheres to the intestine, peritoneum and omentum, almost with cheese like change; Sometimes it can be necrotic, liquefied, broken to the abdominal cavity, intestinal cavity, or discharged outward through the abdominal wall. Scattered or extensive calcification can be seen after recovery.



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