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Pulmonary Artery Invasion Caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis

James Benjamin Gleason, MD; Basheer Tashtoush, MD; Jinesh Mehta, MD; Edward Savage, MD; Felipe Martinez, MD; Atul C. Mehta, MD
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aDepartment of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL

bDepartment of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL

cDepartment of Radiology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL

dDepartment of Pulmonary Medicine, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

CORRESPONDENCE TO: James Benjamin Gleason, MD, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4):e99-e103. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.655
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Extrapulmonary tuberculosis refers to Mycobacterium tuberculosis involving organs other than the lungs (eg, pleura, lymph nodes, genitourinary tract, abdomen, skin, joints and bones, or meninges). In non-HIV-endemic areas, where reactivation is the predominant mechanism of tuberculosis, pleural involvement occurs in 4% of cases. We present an extremely rare case of a 62-year-old immunocompetent patient with pleural tuberculosis confirmed by surgical pleural biopsies, who presented with a large mediastinal mass and evidence of pulmonary artery invasion on CT scanning and endobronchial ultrasonography imaging, highlighting a unique and malignant-like character of the disease.

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