Rupture of a caseating gland into bronchus followed by tuberculous pneumonia and recovery
Nagpaul, D.R. (1955) Rupture of a caseating gland into bronchus followed by tuberculous pneumonia and recovery. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 2 (4). pp. 150-152.
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Perforation of bronchus by a caseous tubercular gland, diagnosed clinically, is of sufficient interest to deserve reporting. Rupture of caseous material outside the gland capsule has nothing unusual about it, and a decade previously, it used to be a common sight to find such glands in the neck rupturing onto the skin to form ugly scars and sinuses. Even in those days rupture of a mediastinal gland into bronchus or mediastinum was considered rare, (Kayne Pagel 1948). It is pertinent to remark that advent of antibacterial therapy has made bursting of even cervical glands uncommon and in the context of such an impression the case under review assumes exceptional interest.
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