Tuberculosis of the oesophagus

Soni, N.K.; Chaterji, P. and Kaswan, H.S. (1982) Tuberculosis of the oesophagus. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 29 (4). pp. 246-247.

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A case of tuberculosis of the oesophagus is reported. The patient complaining of dysphagia had oesophagoscopic examination which showed a proliferative type of growth occluding almost whole of the lumen of the lower end of the oesophagus, resembling oesophageal malignancy. Biopsy done twice failed to reveal any evidence of malignancy. Gastrostomy revealed tubercles on the oesophageal wall. Histopathology clinched the diagnosis of tuberculosis.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculosis, Oesophagus, Dysphagia, Malignancy, Gastrotomy, Histopathology
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Biopsy
Digestive System Diseases > Gastrointestinal Diseases > Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal
Digestive System Diseases > Gastrointestinal Diseases > Esophageal Diseases
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2590
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:19 February 2008

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