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Endobronchial tuberculous granuloma in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16981092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endobronchial tuberculosis is rare in children, in whom it is usually a complication of primary tuberculosis. Endobronchial involvement may adopt several forms, with granuloma being infrequent. Here we report on 10 cases of endobronchial tuberculous granuloma diagnosed and treated in our Paediatric Surgery Service between 1991 and 2004. In 2 cases the presentation was acute and constituted the first manifestation of TB; the remaining patients were undergoing treatment or had been treated for primary TB, and presented with clinical symptoms or radiological signs that led us to suspect endobronchial involvement. In all cases the granuloma was removed by bronchoscopy. Patients received conventional medical TB treatment, with corticoids for 4 weeks following granuloma removal. The clinical course was favourable in all cases and on follow-up we saw no complications. Endobronchial tuberculous granuloma should be borne in mind in children with symptoms or signs of airway obstruction and especially during the course of tuberculosis treatment.
M Prada Arias; J A Jardón Bahía; P Rodríguez Barca; T Dargallo Carbonell; E Estévez Martínez; A Bautista Casasnovas; R Varela Cives
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0939-7248     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Pediatr Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-18     Completed Date:  2006-12-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105263     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service of Paediatric Surgery, University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchial Diseases / diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Child, Preschool
Granuloma / diagnosis,  drug therapy
Tuberculosis / diagnosis,  drug therapy*

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