A confusing case: pulmonary lesions including cavities, isolated left heart endocarditis and inferior vena cava thrombosis in a patient with perforated diverticulitis


Isik M., ÇINAR E. , KIZILARSLANOĞLU M. C. , ÖZBEK E. , ETGÜL S. , KİRAZ S.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.33, no.8, pp.2179-2181, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00296-012-2424-2
  • Title of Journal : RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.2179-2181

Abstract

There are numerous causes of pulmonary cavitary lesions as infection (bacterial, parasitic and invasive fungal), Wegener granulomatosis (WG) and other vasculitis, sarcoidosis, malignancy, septic thromboembolism, airways disease (cystic bronchiectasis and bullae), pneumatoceles and traumatic parenchymal laceration. Herein, we present a case with perforated diverticulitis causing pulmonary cavitary lesions and a septic thrombus in the neighboring inferior vena cava.