Herniation of unruptured tuberculous lung abscess into chest wall without pleural or bronchial spillage

Magazine, Rahul and Mohapatra, Aswini K and Manu, Mohan K and Srivastava, Rajendra K (2011) Herniation of unruptured tuberculous lung abscess into chest wall without pleural or bronchial spillage. Lung India, 28 (4). pp. 297-299. ISSN 0970-2113

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Abstract

A 22-year-old unmarried man presented to the chest outpatient department with a history of productive cough of twomonth duration. He also complained of pain and swelling on the anterior aspect of right side of chest of one-month duration. Imaging studies of the thorax, including chest roentgenography and computerized tomography, revealed an unruptured lung abscess which had herniated into the chest wall. Culture of pus aspirated from the chest wall swelling grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He was diagnosed to have a tuberculous lung abscess which had extended into the chest wall, without spillage into the pleural cavity or the bronchial tree. Antituberculosis drugs were prescribed, and he responded to the treatment with complete resolution of the lesion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Herniation; Lung abscess; Tuberculosis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 11:43
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2013 11:43
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79606

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