Unusual manifestation of tuberculosis: TE fistula Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Amphotericin B
  • Antiprotozoal Agents
  • Leishmaniasis, Visceral

abstract

  • Fistulas between the tracheobronchial tree and the esophagus (TE fistula) caused by tuberculosis are rare; usually they are associated with readily apparent pulmonary and/or mediastinal infection, and require surgical management. The patient we describe presented with a TE fistula as the only manifestation of active tuberculosis. This case represents the first report of successful nonsurgical treatment of tuberculous TE fistulas.

publication date

  • January 1976

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9343(76)90443-5

PubMed ID

  • 766627

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 310

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 60

number

  • 2