Mycobacterium phlei abscesses

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Patient presented with fever, night sweat, weight loss and right anterior chest wall swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 25 yrs
Gender: Male
X-ray

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CT

Chest radiographes and CT scan performed and showed a multiloculated subcutaneous subpectoralis necrotic lesion which extention into the right lower hemithorax with adjacent rib destruction. No intrapulmonary parenchymal infiltration. Another multiloculated necrotic lesion noted at the right paraspinal area extending along the right side of the vertebral body of T5 and T6.

Case Discussion

25-year-old male patient presented with fever, night sweat, weight loss and right anterior chest wall swelling.

Chest radiographes and CT scan performed and showed a multiloculated subcutaneous subpectoralis necrotic lesion which extention into the right lower hemithorax with adjacent rib destruction. No intrapulmonary parenchymal infiltration. Another multiloculated necrotic lesion noted at the right paraspinal area extending along the right side of the vertebral body of T5 and T6.

Mycobacterium phlei was isolated.

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Case information

rID: 8723
Case created: 24th Feb 2010
Last edited: 1st Nov 2017
Systems: Chest, Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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