Esophageal Tuberculosis: Definitive Diagnosis by Endoscopy

Amy Hartford Gordon, John B. Marshall

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Abstract

This report describes a patient with a 2‐wk history of epigastric pain and dysphagia, and a mid‐esophageal ulceration resulting from infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This is an uncommon site of tuberculous involvement, and usually results from direct extension from adjacent mediastinal or hilar lymph nodes, reactivated lung infection, infected vertebral bodies or aortic aneurysms, or from extension from the pharynx or larynx. The endoscopic lesion is ulcerative, with shallow, smooth edges, granular, with small mucosal miliary granulomas, or hyperplastic, with fibrosis, luminal narrowing, and stricture formation. The patient responded well to antituberculous therapy, and is healthy 4 yr after therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-177
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of gastroenterology
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Endoscopy
Tuberculosis
Aortic Aneurysm
Deglutition Disorders
Larynx
Pharynx
Infection
Granuloma
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Pathologic Constriction
Fibrosis
Lymph Nodes
Pain
Lung
Therapeutics

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Esophageal Tuberculosis : Definitive Diagnosis by Endoscopy. / Gordon, Amy Hartford; Marshall, John B.

In: The American journal of gastroenterology, Vol. 85, No. 2, 1990, p. 174-177.

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