- JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR TUBERCULOSIS
- 結核 (ISSN:00229776)
- vol.65, no.4, pp.293-297, 1990
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A case of 22-year-old female with mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenitis and pericostal tuberculosis was reported.Her complaint was right chest pain and subcutaneous mass on the right chest wall.Chest contrast CT showed right paratracheal lymph node swelling with central low density area and surrounding rim enhancement, which has been reported as typical characteristics of mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenit is.Pigeon-egg sized subcutaneous mass with fluctuation was palpable on the right sternal border and the smear of its content showed acid-fast bacilli.In spite of two months therapy with antituberculous drugs, both masses were unchanged in size.The lesions resected surgically, were both encapsulated abscesses containing yellowish pus, and microscopic examination of these specimen disclosed the finding of tuberculosis.Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured from contents of both masses.After nine months of anti-tuberculous therapy, no sign of recurrence is observed until now.Both masses were discontinuous and the possibility of lymphangitic spread of organism was speculated as its etiology.