International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

2020, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part B

A case of tubercular subcutaneous emphysema
Author(s)
Dr. Kajal Mitra, Dr. Avinash Dhok, Dr. Preetha Naveen and Dr. Gaurav Aurora
Abstract
Introduction: 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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How to cite this article:
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
International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging