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Tuberculous damaged lung in a child.
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PMID:  21815276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Tuberculosis (TB) remains the "great pretender." We report the case of a 10-year-old female, who presented with a mass in the left chest that was suspected initially to be a tumor. This was later confirmed to be tuberculous in nature, with dissemination to the liver. A large granuloma eventually replaced the left lung, leaving her with "tuberculous destroyed lung" (TDL), an extremely rare, life-threatening sequela of the disease. We review the pathophysiology, radiologic findings, and management options, which includes pneumonectomy, for this seldom seen but preventable condition. Pediatr Pulmonol. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Raquel Consunji-Araneta; Rick Higgins; Gefei Qing; Lamya Bouhasan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric pulmonology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1099-0496     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8510590     Medline TA:  Pediatr Pulmonol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Pediatric Respirology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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