A case of pulmonary tuberculosis presenting as a large pseudo-tumour

Abdulhalim Ibrahim, Mozafar Khalid, Mohammed KM Ali


Despite the many major developments in identifying the disease, the diagnosis of tuberculosis can still be very challenging specially when it encounters unusual picture. This is a case report of 27-year-old Asian male with pulmonary tuberculosis presented with a well-defined large and rounded mass-like opacity on chest radiographs which resembled a tumour. A subsequent CT scan suggested tuberculosis as a possibility and eventual fine needle aspiration results confirmed the diagnosis. It is of crucial importance that clinicians are well attentive to this rare presentations of tuberculosis to make sure that appropriate laboratory tests are conducted and correct treatment is administered in order to manage patients properly at earlier stages and to avoid any residual complication.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijdi.v3n2p21


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International Journal of Diagnostic Imaging

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