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Pulmonary Tuberculosis Presenting as Surgical Emphysema without Pneumothorax and/or

Keywords: Surgical emphysema , caverno-pleuro-cutaneous fistula

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Surgical emphysema as a presenting manifestation of pulmonary tuberculosis in the absence ofpneumothorax and/or pneumomediastinum is not yet known. We report one such case in which surgicalemphysema was probably the result of rupture of a pulmonary cavity into subcutaneous tissue resultingfrom caverno-pleuro-cutaneous fistula.

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