| CASE REPORT
|Year : 1999 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 13-4
Spontaneous oesophageal perforation due to mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenitis - atypical presentation of tuberculosis.
C Desai, KS Kumar, P Rao, V Thapar, AN Supe
Department of Surgery, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India., India
Spontaneous non-traumatic oesophageal perforation secondary to bursting of a mediastinal tuberculous abscess into the oesophagus is rare. The diagnosis is delayed, as perforation remains localised due to mediastinal lymph nodes. Patient can be effectively managed by paraoesophageal drainage of the mediastinal abscess and oesophageal diversion.
Department of Surgery, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India.
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