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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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(a) Bronchoscopy showing complete occlusion of right UL opening with whitish tumor like granulation tissue (b) Bronchoscopy showing complete occlusion of right UL opening with whitish tumor like granulation tissue
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Figure 3: (a) Bronchoscopy showing complete occlusion of right UL opening with whitish tumor like granulation tissue (b) Bronchoscopy showing complete occlusion of right UL opening with whitish tumor like granulation tissue

Mentions: Bronchoscopy revealed that the right upper lobe bronchus opening was not visible. A white friable lesion was noted at the expected opening site which was soft in consistency. Erythema was seen around the lesion. The lesion was biopsied and sent for histopathology. The washings were sent for AFB smear, AFB culture by MGIT, fungal and bacterial and cytology [Figure 3a and b].


Endobronchial tuberculosis mimicking malignancy.

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

(a) Bronchoscopy showing complete occlusion of right UL opening with whitish tumor like granulation tissue (b) Bronchoscopy showing complete occlusion of right UL opening with whitish tumor like granulation tissue
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Figure 3: (a) Bronchoscopy showing complete occlusion of right UL opening with whitish tumor like granulation tissue (b) Bronchoscopy showing complete occlusion of right UL opening with whitish tumor like granulation tissue
Mentions: Bronchoscopy revealed that the right upper lobe bronchus opening was not visible. A white friable lesion was noted at the expected opening site which was soft in consistency. Erythema was seen around the lesion. The lesion was biopsied and sent for histopathology. The washings were sent for AFB smear, AFB culture by MGIT, fungal and bacterial and cytology [Figure 3a and b].

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