Airway stenosis after tracheo-bronchial tuberculosis

S. Mariotta, L. Guidi, M. Aquilini, R. Tonnarini, A. Bisetti

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Primary endobronchial localization of tuberculosis without change on chest X-ray is a rare clinical entity, and bronchoscopic examination is most appropriate to reveal such an occurrence. A 38-year-old man and a 52-year-old women underwent fibre-optic bronchoscopy many months after the onset of cough with poor sputum and dyspnoea on exercise, chest X-ray being normal. In both Cases, a widespread granulomatous involvement of the tracheo-bronchial tree was found and cultures of bronchial wash grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Patients recovered after 6 months of combined anti-tuberculous and steroid therapy; the granulomatous lesions disappeared but stenoses were found in the trachea and/or main bronchi. In one case, CO2 laser therapy was performed with no improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalRespiratory Medicine
Volume91
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997

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Pathologic Constriction
Tuberculosis
Thorax
X-Rays
Gas Lasers
Laser Therapy
Bronchoscopy
Bronchi
Trachea
Sputum
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Cough
Dyspnea
Steroids
Exercise
Therapeutics

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Airway stenosis after tracheo-bronchial tuberculosis. / Mariotta, S.; Guidi, L.; Aquilini, M.; Tonnarini, R.; Bisetti, A.

In: Respiratory Medicine, Vol. 91, No. 2, 02.1997, p. 107-110.

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Mariotta, S, Guidi, L, Aquilini, M, Tonnarini, R & Bisetti, A 1997, 'Airway stenosis after tracheo-bronchial tuberculosis', Respiratory Medicine, vol. 91, no. 2, pp. 107-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0954-6111(97)90076-7
Mariotta, S. ; Guidi, L. ; Aquilini, M. ; Tonnarini, R. ; Bisetti, A. / Airway stenosis after tracheo-bronchial tuberculosis. In: Respiratory Medicine. 1997 ; Vol. 91, No. 2. pp. 107-110.
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