Published: 2022-08-25

Orbital tuberculosis an interesting case report

Kalpana Gunasekar, Manohar Shaan


Tuberculosis can affect any organ. Orbital tuberculosis is very uncommon. The involvement of adnexa of orbit especially the eyelid is very rare even in endemic region. Many of the patients with orbital Tuberculosis doesn’t have concomitant involvement of any other system by tuberculosis. We report a 13-year-old girl presented with complaints of painless progressive swelling on right upper eyelid for six months. The child didn’t have any other septic foci. The child was planned for excisional biopsy which confirmed the diagnosis of Koch disease by histopathology and RTPCR and child responded well with ATT. The case being reported to insist on earlier diagnosis and prevent further morbidity.


Orbital tuberculosis, Non healing ulcer, Eyelid

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