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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-83

Tuberculous bronchoesophageal fistula: A case report


1 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
2 Department of Radiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
3 Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Biju Pottakkat
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, 4th Floor, Superspeciality Block, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry - 6
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2349-4220.148010

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Tracheoesophageal fistula and bronchoesophageal fistula (BEF) usually result from malignancy. BEF caused due to benign conditions is rare. Here, we report a case of BEF due to tuberculosis. A 65-year-old lady presented with 15 days history of dysphagia, cough, and fever. Esophagoscopy revealed an ulcerated lesion at 22 cm. Further evaluation with contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed mid-esophageal wall thickening, mediastinal and supraclavicular lymphadenopathy, along with BEF. Endoscopic tissue biopsy from ulcer revealed tuberculosis. The patient was put on antituberculous drugs and showed good response to therapy.


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