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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 169051, 3 pages
Case Report

Gastric Tuberculosis with Outlet Obstruction: A Case Report Presenting with a Mass Lesion

1Department of Pathology, Jaswant Rai Speciality Hospital, Saket, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh 250001, India
2Department of Gastroenterology, Jaswant Rai Speciality Hospital, Saket, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh 250001, India

Received 3 May 2013; Revised 24 June 2013; Accepted 4 August 2013

Academic Editor: William B. Silverman

Copyright © 2013 Ruth Shifa Ecka et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Tuberculosis is a major health problem worldwide. In India, it is highly endemic. The most common manifestation is a pulmonary disease, but involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is not uncommon with the ileocecal region being the commonest site. Gastric tuberculosis is rare and usually associated with pulmonary tuberculosis or an immunodeficient state. Here, we report a case of gastric tuberculosis presenting as gastric outlet obstruction in an immunocompetent patient without evidence of pulmonary tuberculosis. Biopsy and PCR confirmed the diagnosis, and the patient responded well to standard antitubercular treatment. Though, gastric tuberculosis is rare, it should be considered as a possibility when patients present with gastric outlet obstruction, particularly in endemic areas with tuberculosis.