'Black bronchoscopy': A case of active mycobacterial tuberculosis

Hanine Inaty, Ayush Arora, Julia M. Diacovo, Atul Mehta

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A 63-year-old male presents with chronic cough and hemoptysis. Computed tomography of the chest revealed a left lower lobe (LLL) area of consolidation with prominent ipsilateral hilar lymphadenopathy. Bronchoscopic airway examination revealed black mucosal discoloration and airway narrowing at the superior segment of the LLL. Bronchoalveolar lavage from the corresponding site grew mycobacterial tuberculosis. The patient's symptoms subsided with anti-tuberculous therapy with a significant decrease in the size of the LLL mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalOxford Medical Case Reports
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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