Endobronchial tuberculosis

Endobronchial tuberculosis is from tuberculosis in which there is infection from tuberculosis along the bronchial walls +/- involvement of the lumen. It may affect any part of the bronchial tree. It can occur with other forms of pulmonary tuberculosis and occurrence on its own is considered rare 1.

It may affect any layer of the tracheobronchial wall including the lamina muscularis and cartilage. Pathological changes include

  • mucosal and submucosal tuberculous infiltration
  • ulcerations
  • granuloma formation
  • fibroplasias
  • tracheobronchial stenosis

In additional to other classical features of tuberculosis, CT features include

Recognized complications include.

Article information

rID: 88923
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Endobronchial TB
  • Endobronchial tuberculosis (EBTB)

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