Nigerian Journal of Cardiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51--53

Pulmonary vein compression by paravertebral abscess: An atypical presentation of tuberculosis


Debabrata Bera, Biswajit Majumder, Deepesh Venkatraman, Monika Bhandari 
 Department of Cardiology, RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Debabrata Bera
Department of Cardiology, RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal
India

Tuberculosis is a common disease in developing countries. It can cause dyspnea due to primary involvement of lungs with pulmonary Koch«SQ»s, but one of the uncommon presentations may be solely due to compression of pulmonary veins (PVs) and/or left atrium resulting in exertional dyspnea resembling cardiac disease. Though there are case reports of lung metastasis, pulmonary artery aneurysm and left atrial myxoma causing PV compression, in literature PV compression due to cold abscess is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of paravertebral cold abscess causing symptoms effectively due to PV compression who got cured with anti-tubercular therapy.


How to cite this article:
Bera D, Majumder B, Venkatraman D, Bhandari M. Pulmonary vein compression by paravertebral abscess: An atypical presentation of tuberculosis.Nig J Cardiol 2015;12:51-53


How to cite this URL:
Bera D, Majumder B, Venkatraman D, Bhandari M. Pulmonary vein compression by paravertebral abscess: An atypical presentation of tuberculosis. Nig J Cardiol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Aug 13 ];12:51-53
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