Infraorbital Tuberculosis: A Case Report

Document Type : Case Report


Department of ENT, JSS Academy of higher education and research (JSSAHER), Mysuru, Karnataka.


Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) arising in extra-oral region in head and neck are rare, and when swellings arise from other sites such as infraorbital region, cheek, etc, tuberculosis is not usually considered for the differential diagnosis (DD) and often the diagnosis is missed and appropriate treatment is delayed.
Case Report:
We report a rare entity of primary tuberculosis, which presented as infraorbital swelling and our technique of performing sublabial approach to the swelling with endoscopic guided excision of the swelling and also we have review of literature of similar cases of primary tuberculosis presenting as swelling over the face over the past 5 year.
Primary EPTB should be considered as DD in cases of chronic facial swelling.