Pulmonary aspergilloma on transthoracic ultrasound

ConclusionsThe sonographic findings corresponded to chest X-ray and computed tomography imaging in this patient and to previously reported sonographic characteristics of mycotic abscesses in other organs. Lung ultrasound may be a tool to identify pulmonary aspergilloma, especially as a point-of-care imaging tool and where other imaging modalities are inaccessible.
Source: Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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AbstractAimsThe aim is to describe lung ultrasound (LUS) findings in a cohort of patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and compare them with computed tomography (CT) and chest x-ray (CXR) findings in order to evaluate the potentiality of LUS in TB diagnosis.MethodsIn this prospective study, 82 subjects with suspected TB were enrolled after being evaluated with CXR and chest CT. LUS was performed by blinded radiologists within 3  days after admission. A semiquantitative index was used: score 1 (lesions that extend for about 1–15% of the affected zone), score 2 (15–40%) and score 3 (40–1...
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We report a case of tuberculosis and BEF in a patient with CD who received anti-TNF therapy. A 33-year-old Korean woman developed fever and cough 2 months after initiation of anti-TNF therapy. And the symptoms persisted for 1 months, so she visited the emergency room. Chest computed tomography was performed upon visiting the emergency room, which showed BEF with aspiration pneumonia. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy with biopsy and endobronchial ultrasound with transbronchial needle aspiration confirmed that the cause of BEF was tuberculosis. Anti-tuberculosis medications were administered, and esophageal stent insertion through...
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, we examined the incidence and factors associated with unexpected diagnosis of tuberculosis during EBUS-GS.Methods: This retrospective study included 970 patients who received EBUS-GS between December 2015 and November 2018. Clinical, histological, radiological, and microbiological data were reviewed.Results: Pulmonary tuberculosis was unexpectedly diagnosed in 31 patients (3.2%) during EBUS-GS. DiagnosisNo. (%)Malignant disease Lung cancer693 (71.4) Metastatic cancer24 (2.4)Benign disease Tuberculosis31 (3.2) Other benign disease35 (5.7)Unknown189 (19.5) Patients with a lower age were sig...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional pulmonology Source Type: research
Rationale: Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) has long been a diagnostic challenge for clinicians, often requiring extensive workup and invasive procedures, with the risk of significant complications. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a minimally invasive and highly accurate diagnostic modality for the evaluation of mediastinal and abdominal lymphadenopathy and masses. Several reports on the utility of EUS-FNA as a favorable method for diagnosing extrapulmonary TB have been published. Patient concerns: A 54-year-old man complained of intermittent melena. Diagnoses: 18 fluorin...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionHTB is rare and can mimic a malignancy clinico-radiologically. Calcifications and pseudocapsule appearance on multiphase CT scan may help in differentiating HTB from hepatic malignancy. Tumor markers are normal while histopathology is generally diagnostic. A high index of suspicion is required to avoid unnecessary surgery as the patients respond well to ATT.Trial registrationThis is a  retrospective and observational study hence clinical trial registration is not applicable.
Source: Hepatology International - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
We report on a patient who underwent surgery for suspected thyroid carcinoma, but who was then diagnosed with thyroid tuberculosis. The patient was a woman in her 70s. She had been diagnosed with chronic renal failure and had been on peritoneal dialysis. She complained of fever and a painful left anterior neck swelling. Computed tomography showed thyroid tumor with cervical lymph node swelling, ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology was suspected for papillary thyroid carcinoma.
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: POCUS for cervical spine is feasible using portable ultrasound machine and by neurosurgeons/radiologists/emergency physicians with basic training. It holds great potential in resource-starved settings and in unstable patients for ruling out unstable cervical spine injuries and injuries associated with the movement of fractured or dislocated particles. POCUS examination of the cervical spine was possible in the emergency setting and even in unstable patients and could be done without moving the neck. Future studies, ideally conducted as randomized control trials, are required to establish training and education ...
Source: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractOesophageal tuberculosis, an uncommon form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, has been reported mainly as small case series and the literature is heterogeneous. A systematic review to characterize the clinical presentation, evaluation and management of oesophageal tuberculosis was performed. Electronic databases were searched with keywords: esophagus OR esophageal AND tuberculosis. We included original papers and case series (>  4 patients) with oesophageal tuberculosis. Twenty-two studies reporting 311 patients were included. Mean age in most of the studies was 31–51 years and male gender constit...
Source: Dysphagia - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusions: EBUS-TBNA is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the management of mediastinal cysts. However, considering the possibility of serious complications, the clinical procedure should be carried out scrupulously with appropriate patient selection and strict aseptic principles.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Acta Chir Belg. 2021 May 19:1-5. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSummaryAn 18-year-old male patient presented with abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. Subsequent laboratory investigations involving the patient's blood samples revealed an inflammatory syndrome. Subsequent radiographic investigations (CT scan, MRI, and endoscopic ultrasound with biopsies) led to the discovery of a heterogenic cystic lesion in the tail of the pancreas. Although the investigations orientated the diagnosis towards a pseudopapillary tumor, no certain pathological diagnosis could be obtained. After a multidisciplinary meeting, surgery was chosen ...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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