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Miliary Tuberculosis Complicated by Pulmonary Cavitations and Pneumothorax in a 14-Month Old Boy.
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PMID:  22293307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Surgical management of tuberculosis is uncommon in children. We report a case of a 14-month-old boy with miliary tuberculosis and recurrent pneumothorax due to cavities in the left lung. This boy had no previous medical history and was referred to our hospital for a severe pneumonia. Initial chest radiograph showed bilateral miliary pattern. Direct microscopy of gastric lavage showed the presence of tubercle bacilli, providing definitive diagnosis. In spite of effective medication, his status rapidly worsened. A cardiac resuscitation was followed by intubation, and he required high-pressure ventilation for four weeks. He developed left pneumothorax, for which several drainages were performed. Computed tomography revealed a huge cavern system involving the entire lingula and surrounded by the left pneumothorax. Eventually, a massive enlargement of the initial cavity necessitated a thoracotomy and wedge resection.
Quentin Ballouhey; Susanne Lau; Franck Accadbled; Ulrich Wahn; Dirk Kaiser; Karin Rothe; Klaus Magdorf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1341-1098     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital, Toulouse Cedex, France.
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