Unusual manifestation of tuberculosis: TE fistula

Fredrick M. Wigley, Henry W. Murray, Risa B. Mann, George P. Saba, Haskins Kashima, John J. Mann

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Abstract

Fistulas between the tracheobronchial tree and the esophagus (TE fistula) caused by tuberculosis are rare; usually they are associated with readily apparent pulmonary and/or mediastinal infection, and require surgical management. The patient we describe presented with a TE fistula as the only manifestation of active tuberculosis. This case represents the first report of successful nonsurgical treatment of tuberculous TE fistulas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-314
Number of pages5
JournalThe American journal of medicine
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1976
Externally publishedYes

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    Wigley, F. M., Murray, H. W., Mann, R. B., Saba, G. P., Kashima, H., & Mann, J. J. (1976). Unusual manifestation of tuberculosis: TE fistula. The American journal of medicine, 60(2), 310-314. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9343(76)90443-5