August 1980

Endobronchial Mass Caused by Tuberculosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor (Drs Lynch and Ravikrishnan); and the Pulmonary Disease Section, Wayne County General Hospital, Eloise, Mich (Dr Ravikrishnan).

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(8):1090-1091. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330190102030

• We report a case that illustrates an unusual manifestation of tuberculosis with massive atelectasis secondary to an endobronchial polypoid lesion. The rarity of this manifestation, coupled with the nonspecific findings on biopsy, delays recognition and therapy. Tuberculosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of endobronchial mass lesions in the right clinical setting.

(Arch Intern Med 140:1090-1091, 1980)