Hepatic tuberculosis; a rare case of bleeding gastric varices

Shyr Ming Sheen-Chen, Fong Fu Chou, Dar In Tai, Hock Liew Eng

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Abstract

A laparotomy was performed on a 68-year-old female who, in spite of medical treatment, suffered from uncontrolled upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to ruptured gastric varices. Histological examination of the liver tissue taken during operation revealed tuberculosis. Hepatic tuberculosis, although rare, should be kept in mind as one of the differential diagnosis when there is unexplained, noncirrhotic bleeding gastric varices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalTubercle
Volume71
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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