Pulmonary actinomycosis appearing as a "ball-in-hole" on chest radiography and bronchoscopy

Meng Jer Hsieh, Wen Bin Shieh, Kuo Shyan Chen, Teng Jen Yu, Han Pin Kuo, Ying Huang Tsai

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-222
Number of pages2
JournalThorax
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Actinomycosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Thoracic radiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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