Cavitating lung lesion: tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Chronic cough.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

Apical segment left lower lobe cavitating lesion measuring 3.9 centimetres. Patchy airspace opacities and nodules throughout both lungs are also noted.

Case Discussion

Sputum was positive for acid fast bacilli on microscopy and M. tuberculosis was subsequently cultured. 

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Case information

rID: 30280
Case created: 31st Jul 2014
Last edited: 19th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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