Esophageal tuberculosis associated with esophagotracheal or esophagomediastinal fistula: report of 10 cases.

@article{Devarbhavi2003EsophagealTA,
  title={Esophageal tuberculosis associated with esophagotracheal or esophagomediastinal fistula: report of 10 cases.},
  author={Harshad Devarbhavi and Jose Filipe Ferreira Alvares and Mani Radhikadevi},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2003},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={588-92}
}
BACKGROUND Esophageal tuberculosis is rare but appears to be increasing, especially in endemic areas and in immunosuppressed individuals. The esophagus is involved by spread from adjacent structures. The natural history, complications, and treatment of this condition are unclear. METHODS Experience with 10 cases of esophageal tuberculosis encountered from 1995 to 2000 is described. OBSERVATIONS Esophageal tuberculosis was always associated with spread from adjacent structures such as… CONTINUE READING
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