Primary gastric tuberculosis mimicking gastric cancer
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
After the patient was discharged we decided to present this case as a case report. So that we could not take a informed consent form from the patient.
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.
No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.