BCG is a rare condition and there are few published
series.1,,2,,3,,4,,5,,6 The review of the literature in this report’s
incorporate a total of 90 patients, some of whom were identified on the
basis of single case reports describing atypical features or unusual
associated conditions.7,,8,,9,,10,,11,,12,,13,,14,,15,,16,,17 However, it is clear that
there is no uniformity of radiologic findings and the observed
radiologic patterns commonly are seen with many other conditions.
Generally, the radiologic abnormalities were more likely to be
bilateral and consist of mass lesions or alveolar infiltrates.
Cavitation was seen in a few cases2,,5,,7,,8,,16,,18 but
invariably was unilateral. Pleural change and hilar adenopathy were
noted but rare. Respiratory symptoms were common, systemic disturbances
were rare, and the condition was asymptomatic at presentation in 20%
of cases. Hemoptysis was unusual as a presenting symptom and rarely