Isolated oesophageal tuberculosis: a rare cause of oesophageal stricture

Gupta, N.M.; Goenka, M.K.; Vaiphei, K.; Bhardwaj, A.; Singh, R.

European Journal of Surgery 161(7): 523-525

1995


ISSN/ISBN: 1102-4151
PMID: 7488668
Document Number: 5447
Carcinoma, peptic stricture, and corrosive injuries continue to be the most common causes of oesophageal stricture. Less often, however, oesophageal narrowing can be the result of other infiltrating diseases or have an extraoesophageal cause such as a mediastinal tumour or fibrosis. Tuberculosis, which is endemic in developing countries, is being seen increasingly in developed countries because of both immigration and the increase in patients with AIDS. The disease can affect almost any organ or site, but it is rare to find tuberculosis of the oesophagus and considerable suspicion is therefore required to diagnose it.

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Isolated oesophageal tuberculosis: a rare cause of oesophageal stricture