CASE REPORTTONSILLAR TUBERCULOSIS SIMULATING A CANCER AND REVEALING MILIARY PULMONARY TUBERCULOSISJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.5, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2022-05-17
Authors : A. Ftouhi M. Moumni N. Errami B. Hemmaoui M. Zalagh; F. Benariba;
Page : 46-50
Keywords : Tonsil Tuberculosis Miliary Pulmonary Tuberculosis;
Tuberculosis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. We report the case of a 78-year-old man who presented with two months history of sore throat and left cervicallymphadenopathywithoutrespiratorysymptoms. Oral examination and the CT scan of the neck showed bilateral tonsillar hypertrophy simulating a cancer (lymphoma). Histopathology revealed granulomatous inflammatory lesions with caseation necrosisin the biopsies of tonsil and lymphadenopathy. The chest CT scan showed diffuse pulmonary micronodules related to miliary pulmonary tuberculosis.Anti-tuberculous medication was given and the improvement of symptoms was noticed in four weeks.
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