Pulmonary tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel

Presentation

Chronic cough

Patient Data

Age: 75 yrs
Gender: Male
CT

Thick walled cavitary lesion in the right upper lobe. Fibrotic strands and bullae in bilateral upper lobes.

Differentials:

Case Discussion

FNAC from the wall of cavity confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis as the cause.

Pulmonary cavities are gas-filled areas of the lung in the center of a nodule, mass or area of consolidation. They are usually evident on plain radiography and CT. They are typically thick walled and their walls must be greater than 2-5 mm. They may be filled with air as well as fluid and may also demonstrate air-fluid levels.

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Case information

rID: 34848
Case created: 11th Mar 2015
Last edited: 29th Aug 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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