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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 119-121

Herniation of tuberculous cavity presenting as caverno-chest wall fistula

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Radiodiagnosis and Pathology, Military Hospital, Namkum, Ranchi-10., India

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S P Rai
Classified Specialist Medicine & Respiratory Medicine, Military Hospital (CTC), Pune 411 040
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Spontaneous drainage of a tuberculosis cavity by way of caverno­chest wall fistula is an extremely uncommon occurrence. We describe a patient of cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis, whose cavity herniated into the chest wall and formed a caverno-chest wall fistula. The patient responded to antitubercular treatment.

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