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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1985;19(1): 92-96.
Gastric Tuberculosis Associated with Gastric Carcinoma: A case report.
Kyoung Sook Kim, Kwang Gil Lee, In Joon Choi
Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
The tuberculosis of the stomach is very rare disease and its association with gastric carcinoma is more so. The diagnosis of gastric tuberculosis is usually made on the histological basis not clinical findings. This case of gastric tuberculosis was found incidentally after the subtotal gastrectomy performed under the impression of stomach cancer. There was an ill-defined ulcerative lesion at the lesser curvature. Microscopically, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma extended to the serosa and typical tuberculous granulomas were found in the lesion of stomach and regional lymph nodes. Acid-fast bacilli were demonstrated by Ziehl-Neelsen stain in the granuloms of the regional lymph nodes, and a case of gastric carcinoma is presented here and briefly reviewed with the literature.