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Korean J Gastroenterol. 2015 Sep;66(3):168-171. English. Case Reports. https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2015.66.3.168
Lee KJ , Yoo JS , Jeon H , Cho SK , Lee JH , Ha SS , Cho MY , Kim JW .
Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea. jawkim96@yonsei.ac.kr
Department of Pathology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
Abstract

We report a case of a 61-year-old man who presented with a cough and abdominal discomfort. CT scan of the chest showed two lesions across both lungs, and an abdominal CT scan revealed multiple hypodense lesions in the spleen with cystic lesions on the splenic hilum. Upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy found creamy yellowish discharge through a fistula between the stomach and splenic hilum. Under fluoroscopic guidance, forceps was inserted into the fistula tract, and forcep biopsy was done. The pathology was consistent with tuberculosis, and a nine-month anti-tuberculosis medication regimen was started. Imaging performed three months after finishing medication indicated improvement of splenic lesions, and the gastro-splenic tract was sealed off. This case is a very rare clinical example of secondary splenic tuberculosis with a gastro-splenic fistula formation in an immunocompetent patient.

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