Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


İsmail Cem Eray1, Ahmet Rencüzoğulları1, Orçun Yalav1, Kubilay Dalcı1, Erdem Kakil1, Emine Bağır2, Cem Kaan Parsak1

1Department of General Surgery, Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey


A 42-year-old female patient with no previous known diseases who had complaints of postprandial epigastric pain and weight loss and who could not be diagnosed by endoscopic biopsy, although gastric cancer was suspected radiologically and endoscopically, was diagnosed with primary gastric tuberculosis by laparotomy and frozen section. Following anti-tuberculosis treatment, a complete clinical, radiological, and endoscopic response was achieved.

Keywords: Gastric, tuberculosis, cancer, PET-CT, laparotomy


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - İ.C.E., E.K., E.B.; Design - A.R., O.Y.; Supervision - İ.C.E., C.K.P.; Data Collection and/or Processing - A.R., K.D., E.K., E.B.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - O.Y., K.D., C.K.P.; Literature Review - İ.C.E., E.K., A.R., E.B.; Writer - İ.C.E., C.K.P.; Critical Review - C.K.P., O.Y., K.D.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.