Esophageal tuberculosis: mimicry of gastrointestinal malignancy.

@article{Damtew1987EsophagealTM,
  title={Esophageal tuberculosis: mimicry of gastrointestinal malignancy.},
  author={Belai Damtew and D Frengley and Emanuel Wolinsky and Philip J. Spagnuolo},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  year={1987},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={140-6}
}
A case of tuberculous involvement of the esophagus was studied in an adult with mediastinal lymphadenopathy unrecognized by roentgenography of the chest. The roentgenographic and endoscopic features in this case were more consistent with malignancy than with tuberculosis. Nineteen additional cases from the English-language literature were reviewed. Although esophageal tuberculosis is a rare disease, it should be strongly suspected in a patient with dysphagia who has a positive tuberculin skin… CONTINUE READING

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