Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal


acute onset of dyspnoea, known case of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Patient Data

Age: 30 year
Gender: Male

Vascular markings are absent in the left lung field suggestive of collapsed left lung. Air-fluid level seen on the left side suggestive of hydropneumothorax. On the right side there is a cavitary lesion with surrounding fibrosis noted in the upper zone. Mediastinum is shifted towards right side.

Case Discussion

Spontaneous pneumothorax is frequent in fibrosis pulmonary tuberculosis, it seldom complicated active tuberculosis in spite of increase of its incidence.

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Case information

rID: 26675
Published: 2nd Jan 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Tag: pm
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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