Pulmonary tuberculosis masquerading as bronchogenic carcinoma with lymphangitic spread of tumor

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


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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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jbgc.v2n2p115

Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing    ISSN 1925-4008 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4016 (Online)

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