International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part B
A case of tubercular subcutaneous emphysema
Dr. Kajal Mitra, Dr. Avinash Dhok, Dr. Preetha Naveen and Dr. Gaurav Aurora
Subcutaneous emphysema is the presence of air within the subcutaneous tissue. Its cause is likely trauma and surgery. Other causes are rare. We report a case of tubercular subcutaneous emphysema with a fistula between airway and subcutaneous tissue diagnosed by 3D virtual bronchoscopy and confirmed by bronchoscopy.
Case Report: NECT BRAIN shows presence of air within the subcutaneous plane. CT THORAX shows subcutaneous plane and cavitation and nodule within the lungs. CT 3D virtual bronchoscopy shows a dimple suggesting a fistula formation. With proper Anti- TB treatment there's resolving of air within the subcutaneous plane and resolving of lung changes.
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Dr. Kajal Mitra, Dr. Avinash Dhok, Dr. Preetha Naveen, Dr. Gaurav Aurora. A case of tubercular subcutaneous emphysema. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2020;3(4):75-79. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2020.v3.i4b.139