Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2004 Mar;28(3):131-135.

A Case of Duodenal Fistula Caused by Intestinal Tuberculosis

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Keimyung University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. gastro@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

Intestinal hemorrhage, fistula formation, and intestinal obstruction are the common complications associated with intestinal tuberculosis. However, duodenal fistula due to intestinal tuberculosis is very rare. We experienced a case of 26-year-old woman with a fistula in the duodenum referred to our hospital due to abdominal pain. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed a fistula at the duodenum with lymph node. After 2 months of anti-tuberculous medication, abdominal pain was improved and fistula size decreased. We report a case of fistula caused by duodenal tuberculosis.

Keyword

Intestinal tuberculosis; Duodenum; Fistula
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