Chest wall abscess: tubercular

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

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Left sided chest wall swelling - Few wks.

Patient Data

Age: about 18 yrs
Gender: Female
X-ray

There is homogeneous haziness in left lower zone along inner chest wall.

Ultrasound

There is a collection with mobile internal echoes abutting a rib. There is no rib erosion.

Approximate size - 35 x 25 x 15 mm.

There is peri-collection hypervascularity.

Case Discussion

I & D was done. Histopathology (verbal communication with operating surgeon): tuberculosis.

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Case information

rID: 44109
Case created: 7th Apr 2016
Last edited: 10th Apr 2016
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