Tuberculous mediastinal abscess

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Infant

Inspiratory and expiratory views of the chest demonstrate an ill-defined mediastinal opacity and hyperinflation of the right lung due to gas trapping. 

Mediastinal mass with peripheral enhancement and central hypodensity. There is invasion/narrowing of the right main bronchus is present accounting for the right lung hyperinflation. 

Case Discussion

This mediastinal abscess was drained and found to be secondary to tuberculosis infection. 

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Case information

rID: 8407
Published: 28th Jan 2010
Last edited: 2nd Sep 2019
Tag: tb
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