Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2007 Sep;35(3):165-169.

A Case of Tuberculosis of the Esophagus and Duodenum Associated with Pulmonary Tuberculosis

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine and Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. kimthy@medimail.co.kr


Esophageal and duodenal tuberculosis are rare form of gastrointestinal tuberculosis. The common complications due to esophageal and duodenal tuberculosis are fistulous communications with the adjacent structures, perforation, obstruction, and upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Massive bleeding in esophageal and duodenal tuberculosis is quite rare. We encountered a case of a 55-year-old male who presented with hematemesis and melena. Esophageal and Duodenal tuberculosis with a duodenal fistula was diagnosed by an endoscopic and radiology examination. He improved after treatment with anti-tuberculosis medication over a 9 month period. We report this case of esophageal and duodenal tuberculosis associated with pulmonary tuberculosis with a review of the relevant literature.


Pulmonary tuberculosis; Esophageal tuberculosis; Duodenal tuberculosis; Duodenal fistula
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