Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Endotracheal Tuberculous Granuloma Formation Following Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration
Jeong-Won LeeWoo-Jin KimChan-Woo ParkHyun-Wook KangHee-Jung BanIn-Jae OhYong-Soo KwonKyu-Sik KimYu-Il KimSung-Chul LimYoung-Chul KimYoo-Duk Choi
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2013 Volume 52 Issue 11 Pages 1207-1210

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Endobronchial ultrasound-transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a useful and safe diagnostic test. We herein report a case of endotracheal granuloma formation that occurred after EBUS-TBNA in a 73-year-old woman. The patient was admitted due to coughing and dyspnea after 70 days of antituberculous therapy for mediastinal lymphadenitis. Computed tomography revealed decreases in the size of the lymph nodes with a new mass protruding into the tracheal lumen. The mass originated from the right paratracheal area, which was a previous puncture site. This case suggests that clinicians should pay attention to complications because tuberculosis can produce new granulomas via the sinus tract after EBUS-TBNA.

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