Tuberc Respir Dis.  2015 Oct;78(4):419-422. 10.4046/trd.2015.78.4.419.

The Natural Course of Endobronchial Inflammatory Polyps as a Complication after Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea. ejspulm@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Radiology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

We presented a case of unusual endobronchial inflammatory polyps as a complication following endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in a patient with tuberculous lymphadenitis. EBUS-TBNA of the right hilar lymph node was performed in a 29-year-old, previously healthy man. The patient was confirmed with tuberculous lymphadenitis and received antituberculosis medication over the course of 6 months. Chest computed tomography, after 6 months of antituberculosis therapy following the EBUS-TBNA showed nodular bronchial wall thickening of the right main bronchus. Histological and microbiological examinations revealed inflammatory polyps. After 7 months, the inflammatory polyps regressed almost completely without need for removal.

Keyword

Needles; Complications; Lymphadenitis; Polyps; Tuberculosis

MeSH Terms

Adult
Bronchi
Humans
Lymph Nodes
Lymphadenitis
Needles*
Polyps*
Thorax
Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, Lymph Node
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