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Pulmonary actinomycosis appearing as a "ball-in-hole" on chest radiography and bronchoscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8711663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 40 year old diabetic man with pulmonary actinomycosis was admitted to hospital with recurrent haemoptysis. The chest radiograph showed an air meniscus in the left upper lobe, a rare presentation of pulmonary actinomycosis. Bronchoscopic examination revealed a mass in a cavity which has never been reported previously. He underwent lobectomy and the surgical specimen revealed sulphur granules, the typical pathological finding of actinomycosis, without evidence of fungal or mycobacterial infection.
M J Hsieh; W B Shieh; K S Chen; T J Yu; H P Kuo; Y H Tsai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thorax     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0040-6376     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorax     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-12     Completed Date:  1996-09-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417353     Medline TA:  Thorax     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Actinomycosis / pathology,  radiography*,  surgery
Lung / pathology
Lung Diseases / pathology,  radiography*,  surgery
Comment In:
Thorax. 1996 Nov;51(11):1168   [PMID:  8958907 ]
Thorax. 1996 Feb;51(2):226-7   [PMID:  8711666 ]

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