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Table 2 Distribution of patients according to operative findings (N=212)

From: Clinicopathological profile and surgical treatment of abdominal tuberculosis: a single centre experience in northwestern Tanzania

Operative findings Frequency Percentages
Bands and adhesions 124 58.5
Strictures 78 36.8
Purulent peritonitis 76 35.8
Bowel perforations 32 15.1
Gross adhesions 26 12.3
Ileo-caecal mass 14 6.6
Enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes with adherent small bowel 10 4.7
Splenic /hepatic mass 7 3.3
Appendicular perforation 6 2.8