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Endobronchial tuberculosis mimicking malignancy.

Patel SM, Iyer A, Jayalakshmi TK, Nair G - Lung India (2015 Sep-Oct)

Bottom Line: However, detection is essential as it may lead to long-term sequelae such as bronchial stenosis.Bronchoscopy is a very useful investigation in such cases.Our case is a rare manifestation of endobronchial tuberculosis as it mimicked malignancy.

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Affiliation: Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Padmashree Dr. DY Patil Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Endobronchial tuberculosis has a very varied presentation. Diagnosis is often very challenging as typical radiological features are absent and sputum smear for acid-fast bacilli is often negative. However, detection is essential as it may lead to long-term sequelae such as bronchial stenosis. Bronchoscopy is a very useful investigation in such cases. Our case is a rare manifestation of endobronchial tuberculosis as it mimicked malignancy.

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Chest X-ray showing Right UL consolidation with air-bronchogram
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Figure 1: Chest X-ray showing Right UL consolidation with air-bronchogram

Mentions: Patient had dry cough and dull aching right-sided chest pain since 2 months. She had weight loss of 5 kgs. She did not complain of fever, hemoptysis, or dyspnea. She had no past major medical or surgical illness. She had no past history of tuberculosis (TB). Her father had received complete treatment for pulmonary TB with category 1 AKT, 2 yrs back. Her chest X-ray showed a right Upper lobe inhomogeneous opacity with an air-bronchogram [Figure 1].


Endobronchial tuberculosis mimicking malignancy.

Patel SM, Iyer A, Jayalakshmi TK, Nair G - Lung India (2015 Sep-Oct)

Chest X-ray showing Right UL consolidation with air-bronchogram
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Chest X-ray showing Right UL consolidation with air-bronchogram
Mentions: Patient had dry cough and dull aching right-sided chest pain since 2 months. She had weight loss of 5 kgs. She did not complain of fever, hemoptysis, or dyspnea. She had no past major medical or surgical illness. She had no past history of tuberculosis (TB). Her father had received complete treatment for pulmonary TB with category 1 AKT, 2 yrs back. Her chest X-ray showed a right Upper lobe inhomogeneous opacity with an air-bronchogram [Figure 1].

Bottom Line: However, detection is essential as it may lead to long-term sequelae such as bronchial stenosis.Bronchoscopy is a very useful investigation in such cases.Our case is a rare manifestation of endobronchial tuberculosis as it mimicked malignancy.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Padmashree Dr. DY Patil Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Endobronchial tuberculosis has a very varied presentation. Diagnosis is often very challenging as typical radiological features are absent and sputum smear for acid-fast bacilli is often negative. However, detection is essential as it may lead to long-term sequelae such as bronchial stenosis. Bronchoscopy is a very useful investigation in such cases. Our case is a rare manifestation of endobronchial tuberculosis as it mimicked malignancy.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus