Calcified lymphadenopathy - from tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr M Venkatesh

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Presented with history of severe breathlesness. Past history of pulmonary tuberculosis and treatment for it.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Scout view of chest shows multiple irregular calcified areas in paratracheal and perihilar regions representing calcified lymphnodes confirmed on axial and coronal images

Case Discussion

The most common cause of lymphadenopathy is of infectious etiology. In India most of the lymphadenopathy of neck and mediastinum is due to tuberculosis. Differential diagnosis includes silicosis, sarcoidosis for this case. In view of previous history of tuberculosis, cause of lymphadenopathy is tuberculosis. 

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Case information

rID: 29621
Case created: 9th Jun 2014
Last edited: 12th Oct 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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