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Título: Giant tuberculoma in an adolescent: atypical form of tuberculosis
Autor: Mascarenhas, MI
Pacheco, S
Silvestre, C
Felix, F
Brito, MJ
Correia, P
Palavras-chave: Tuberculosis
Data: 2012
Editora: BMJ
Citação: BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Sep 21
Resumo: A tuberculoma is a rare form of presentation of tuberculosis (TB) in children. We describe the case of a 13-year-old girl, with 3 weeks of progressive tiredness and asthenia and a 48 h fever and cough. Physical examination revealed diminished pulmonary sounds in the left lower hemithorax. A chest radiograph showed an oval hypotransparency image in this location. The TB skin test was anergic and sputum was negative for acid-fast bacilli (AFB). The thoracic CT revealed a cystic mass in the left lower half hemithorax, compressing the adjacent pulmonary lobe, with double non-calcificated membrane. The exeresis of the pulmonary mass was performed and the anatomopathological study revealed a tuberculoma with AFB. TB treatment was established with a favourable clinical and radiological evolution. TB is a prevalent disease around the world. In this case, due to the mass dimensions and adjacent-organ compression, surgery was essential for a favourable clinical evolution.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.10/896
ISSN: 1757-790X
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