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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    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Actinomycosis / pathology,  radiography*,  surgery
Adult
Bronchoscopy
Humans
Lung / pathology
Lung Diseases / pathology,  radiography*,  surgery
Male
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Thorax. 1996 Nov;51(11):1168   [PMID:  8958907 ]
Thorax. 1996 Feb;51(2):226-7   [PMID:  8711666 ]

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