Abstract

A man in his late thirties presented with left-sided chest pain, recurrent fever and cough. Radiographical study revealed left pleural effusion which on ultrasonic imaging was minimal and non-tappable. Image guided trucut pleural biopsy yielded pleural specimens which helped in confirming the diagnosis of tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30-06-2014

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Image-Guided Biopsy
Pleura
Pleural Effusion
Chest Pain
Cough
Ultrasonography
Tuberculosis
Fever
Biopsy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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