Diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy (TP) may be challenging and it often requires pleural biopsy. A tool able to increase pre-test probability of TP may be helpful to guide diagnostic work-up and enlargement of internal mammary lymph node (IMLN) has been suggested to play a potential role. The aim of the present investigation was to assess role of IMLN involvement in TP in a multi-centric case-control study, by comparing its prevalence and test performance to those observed in patients with infectious, non-tuberculous pleurisy (NTIP), and in controls free from respiratory diseases (CP).

Diagnostic role of internal mammary lymph node involvement in tuberculous pleurisy: a multicenter study / G. Levi, C. Rocchetti, F. Mei, G.M. Stella, S. Lettieri, F. Lococo, F. Taccari, C. Seguiti, M. Fantoni, F. Natali, P. Candoli, C. Bortolotto, V. Pinelli, M. Mondoni, P. Carlucci, A. Fabbri, M. Trezzi, L. Vannucchi, M. Bonifazi, F. Porcarelli, S. Gasparini, G. Sica, T. Valente, D. Biondini, M. Damin, V. Liani, M. Tamburrini, C. Sorino, F. Mezzasalma, M.U. Scaramozzino, L. Pini, M. Bezzi, G.P. Marchetti. - (2022). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1016/j.pulmoe.2022.01.010]

Diagnostic role of internal mammary lymph node involvement in tuberculous pleurisy: a multicenter study

M. Mondoni;
2022

Abstract

Diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy (TP) may be challenging and it often requires pleural biopsy. A tool able to increase pre-test probability of TP may be helpful to guide diagnostic work-up and enlargement of internal mammary lymph node (IMLN) has been suggested to play a potential role. The aim of the present investigation was to assess role of IMLN involvement in TP in a multi-centric case-control study, by comparing its prevalence and test performance to those observed in patients with infectious, non-tuberculous pleurisy (NTIP), and in controls free from respiratory diseases (CP).
Computed tomography; Diagnosis; Internal mammary lymph node; Pleural effusion; Thoracic ultrasound; Tuberculosis; Tuberculous pleurisy
Settore MED/10 - Malattie dell'Apparato Respiratorio
18-feb-2022
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