Pulmonary tuberculosis masquerading as bronchogenic carcinoma with lymphangitic spread of tumor

Chaitanya Ahuja, Ranjit Jain, Takeshwar Tiwari, Shilpa Jain, Meghna Chadha

Abstract


Pulmonary tuberculosis may present as a mass like lesion, which may mimic neoplasm. We report the case of a middle-aged lady presenting with cough, intermittent fever, hemoptysis and weight loss. A large non-cavitating mass lesion with thickening of the surrounding interlobular septa and adjacent right major fissure was demonstrated on CT scan. A diagnosis of bronchogenic carcinoma with lymphangitic spread of tumor was made on imaging appearance. Image guided biopsy confirmed tuberculosis. We reviewed the existing literature.


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Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing
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