TITLE

Unusual Presentations of Duodenal Tuberculosis

AUTHOR(S)
Nair, K. V.; Pai, C. Ganesh; Rajagopal, K. P.; Bhat, V. N.; Thomas, Malini
PUB. DATE
June 1991
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun1991, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p756
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Gastrointestinal tuberculosis is still rampant in underdeveloped countries and can mimic other gastrointestinal (G!) disorders. Herein we report four cases of isolated proximal duodenal tuberculosis, without involvement of other parts of tbe GI tract. The clinical presentation in three of them resembled that of peptic ulcer disease, and one bad features of gastric outlet obstruction. On investigation, one of these patients bad a pyeloduodenal fistula. The limitations of clinical evaluation, radiology, and endoscopy are stressed, and the value of surgical biopsy is highlighted.
ACCESSION #
16061747

 

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