Pulmonary tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty

Presentation

dry cough; low grade fever; loss of weight since 2 months

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

 A well defined thick walled cavitatory lesion is noted in the right para-hilar area in the midzone of right lung

Case Discussion

Case of pulmonary tuberculosis

A cavitatory lesion indicates an active lesion

Lesion should not be confused with an end-on bronchus as a bronchus would appear smaller in size

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Case Information

rID: 27747
Case created: 18th Feb 2014
Last edited: 1st Oct 2015
System: Chest
Tag: shetty
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