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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-80

An unusual chest wall swelling mimicking tumorous growth

Department of Respiratory Medicine, JLN Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

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Manoj Meena
Department of Respiratory Medicine, JLN Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-8775.177509

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Chest wall swelling with underlying lung involvement is a rare phenomenon and it poses certain diagnostic challenges as well. It has to be differentiated from other swellings with different underlying etiology. We present a case where a 60-year-old man presented with a progressive chest wall swelling over right sterno-clavicular joint abutting the manubrium sterni. The origin of the swelling resulted from a leak of air from a tense tubercular cavity in the lung parenchyma that was diagnosed with the help of a contrast-enhanced computerized tomography thorax. The case was managed conservatively with antitubercular therapy and evacuation of air from the chest wall swelling by a nasogastric tube.

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