Esophageal Tuberculosis: Definitive Diagnosis by Endoscopy

Amy H. Gordon, John B. Marshall

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


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
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


Dive into the research topics of 'Esophageal Tuberculosis: Definitive Diagnosis by Endoscopy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this