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Endobronchial Tuberculosis Simulating Lung Cancer and Healing without Bronchial Stenosis

M Al-Maslamani, W.H. Ibrahim, K Chacko, A Al-Khal

Abstract


Endobroncheal tuberculosis is defined as tuberculous infection of the tracheobronchial tree with microbial and histopathological evidence. The disease is usually mistaken for other lung diseases including lung cancer. Bronchial stenosis is a common complication of this type of tuberculosis despite the use of effective anti-tuberculous chemotherapy. We are presenting a case of endobronchial tuberculosis that simulated lung cancer and healed without residual bronchial stenosis.





http://dx.doi.org/10.4176/080330
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