Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2005  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 198--200

Tuberculous Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula in a Renal Transplant Patient


Mahmoud Samhan, Mustafa Al-Mousawi, Medhat Halim, MRN Nampoory 
 Hamed Al-Essa Organ Transplantation Center, Kuwait

Correspondence Address:
Mahmoud Samhan
Hamed Al-Essa Organ Transplantation Center, P O Box 6031, Hawaly 32035
Kuwait

The incidence of mycobacterial infection (TB) is significantly higher in patients with end-stage renal disease and renal transplant recipients than in normal individuals. Tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEF) resulting from Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection are uncommon. We describe a 44-year old renal transplant recipient with such a lesion that had typical clinical presentation and radiological appearance of TEF and was successfully treated conservatively.


How to cite this article:
Samhan M, Al-Mousawi M, Halim M, Nampoory M. Tuberculous Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula in a Renal Transplant Patient.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2005;16:198-200


How to cite this URL:
Samhan M, Al-Mousawi M, Halim M, Nampoory M. Tuberculous Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula in a Renal Transplant Patient. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2005 [cited 2020 Sep 30 ];16:198-200
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