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Multiplanar Reconstructed Thoracic CT Bronchoscopy in Endobronchial Tuberculosis.

Rezaeetalab F, Farrokh D, Zandiee B - Iran J Radiol (2012)

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Affiliation: Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Lung Diseases and TB Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

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Dear Editor, Pulmonary tuberculosis is one of the most important health problems in the world... Endobronchial tuberculosis (ETBT) is a tracheobronchial inflammatory disease caused by tuberculosis bacillus... On the other hand, in EBTB, the incidence of positive sputum smear and culture for Bacille de Koch (BK) may be low... Therefore, a negative sputum sample for TB does not exclude the diagnosis... The gold standard method for diagnosis is invasive fiberoptic bronchoscopy with bronchoscopic samplings (including bronchial washing for smear and culture with tissue biopsy)... Clear and normal chest radiography does not rule out EBTB... One-hundred percent of endobronchial tuberculosis had abnormality in multiplanar reconstructed thoracic CT bronchoscopy and fiberoptic bronchoscopy (P = 0.217)... In addition, the recent automated reconstruction can help evaluate the craniocaudal extent of an airway abnormality and stenosis, and determine abnormal anatomical findings before fiberoptic bronchoscopy... Multiplanar reconstructed thoracic bronchoscopy simulates a bronchoscopist's view of the airways... This noninvasive radiologic method generates endoluminal airway imaging... On the other hand, multiplanar reconstructed thoracic bronchoscopy may avoid the inherent risks of invasive procedures such as conventional bronchoscopy in critically ill patients .Thus, we nominate that the results of fiberoptic bronchoscopy were nearly similar to multiplanar reconstructed thoracic CT bronchoscopy.

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Endobronchial tuberculosis in multiplanar reconstructed thoracic bronchoscopy (stricture and narrowing in the left main bronchus)
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fig510: Endobronchial tuberculosis in multiplanar reconstructed thoracic bronchoscopy (stricture and narrowing in the left main bronchus)

Mentions: In chest radiography, total or partial collapse of the lobes with volume loss were presented in 40%, consolidation with collapse was detected in 42.5 %, mass in 7.5%, cavitary lesion in 5%, extensive involvement with destructive lung in 3.5%. Normal chest -X rays were seen in 3% of the patients. The macroscopic appearance of lesions in fiberoptic bronchoscopy was inflammation, reddened and swollen mucosa with irregularity in 37.5%, ulcer in 17.5%, and stricture in 45% and mass in 7.5%. Multiplanar reconstructed thoracic CT bronchoscopy showed irregularity in 50% (Figure 1), mass in 7.5%, stricture in 42.5% and cavitary lesion in 5%.


Multiplanar Reconstructed Thoracic CT Bronchoscopy in Endobronchial Tuberculosis.

Rezaeetalab F, Farrokh D, Zandiee B - Iran J Radiol (2012)

Endobronchial tuberculosis in multiplanar reconstructed thoracic bronchoscopy (stricture and narrowing in the left main bronchus)
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig510: Endobronchial tuberculosis in multiplanar reconstructed thoracic bronchoscopy (stricture and narrowing in the left main bronchus)
Mentions: In chest radiography, total or partial collapse of the lobes with volume loss were presented in 40%, consolidation with collapse was detected in 42.5 %, mass in 7.5%, cavitary lesion in 5%, extensive involvement with destructive lung in 3.5%. Normal chest -X rays were seen in 3% of the patients. The macroscopic appearance of lesions in fiberoptic bronchoscopy was inflammation, reddened and swollen mucosa with irregularity in 37.5%, ulcer in 17.5%, and stricture in 45% and mass in 7.5%. Multiplanar reconstructed thoracic CT bronchoscopy showed irregularity in 50% (Figure 1), mass in 7.5%, stricture in 42.5% and cavitary lesion in 5%.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Lung Diseases and TB Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

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Dear Editor, Pulmonary tuberculosis is one of the most important health problems in the world... Endobronchial tuberculosis (ETBT) is a tracheobronchial inflammatory disease caused by tuberculosis bacillus... On the other hand, in EBTB, the incidence of positive sputum smear and culture for Bacille de Koch (BK) may be low... Therefore, a negative sputum sample for TB does not exclude the diagnosis... The gold standard method for diagnosis is invasive fiberoptic bronchoscopy with bronchoscopic samplings (including bronchial washing for smear and culture with tissue biopsy)... Clear and normal chest radiography does not rule out EBTB... One-hundred percent of endobronchial tuberculosis had abnormality in multiplanar reconstructed thoracic CT bronchoscopy and fiberoptic bronchoscopy (P = 0.217)... In addition, the recent automated reconstruction can help evaluate the craniocaudal extent of an airway abnormality and stenosis, and determine abnormal anatomical findings before fiberoptic bronchoscopy... Multiplanar reconstructed thoracic bronchoscopy simulates a bronchoscopist's view of the airways... This noninvasive radiologic method generates endoluminal airway imaging... On the other hand, multiplanar reconstructed thoracic bronchoscopy may avoid the inherent risks of invasive procedures such as conventional bronchoscopy in critically ill patients .Thus, we nominate that the results of fiberoptic bronchoscopy were nearly similar to multiplanar reconstructed thoracic CT bronchoscopy.

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Related in: MedlinePlus