Pulmonary tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel


Chronic cough

Patient Data

Age: 75 yrs
Gender: Male

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


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
Published: 12th Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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