Ana Sayfa | Dergi Hakkında | Yayın Kurulu | Bilimsel Danışma Kurulu | İçindekiler | Arşiv | Yayın Arama | Yazarlara Bilgi | İletişim  
2009, Cilt 23, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 091-094   
TUBERCULOUS COLD ABSCESS OF CHEST WALL AFTER PLEURAL EFFUSION
Dilaver TAŞ1, Nejat Tezer HAZNEDAROĞLU2, Oğuzhan OKUTAN1, Faruk ÇİFTÇİ1, Erdoğan KUNTER1, Zafer KARTALOĞLU1
1GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Tüberküloz Servisi, İstanbul
2Kasımpaşa Asker Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Tüberküloz Servisi, İstanbul
Keywords: Tuberculosis, cold abscess, chest wall

A 21 years old male patient with symptom of right chest pain was admitted to the our hospital. It was revealed blunting of right costophrenic angle by chest x-ray screening. Although the place of the effusion marked by thorax ultrasonography (USG), there isn't pleural fluid with thoracentesis. One month later, swelling on right lateral chest wall was developed. Needle aspiration was performed on swelling with thorax USG guidance. Abscess was taken up to 5 cc. Microbiologic examination revealed acid-fast bacilli (AFB). Then, AFB culture was positive. The patient received antituberculous treatment with four drugs for six months and the lesion disappeared. We presented the case along with literature, as tuberculosis cold abscess of chest wall is rarely seen.