Mediastinal nontuberculous mycobacteria as a cause of pediatric airway obstruction

Cristian M. Slough, Sagila George, Holger Link, Carol Macarthur

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Abstract

Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections are seen frequently in the head and neck region in immunocompetent young children in their toddler years. These infections usually present as an inflammatory neck mass that is refractory to standard antibiotic therapy. We describe a previously healthy 16-month-old boy presenting with persistent wheezing despite treatment for reactive airway disease. At bronchoscopy a large carinal mass compressing both main stem bronchi was found. Subsequent thoracoscopic biopsy and culture revealed Mycobacterium avium complex. The rationale for serial bronchoscopies as well as diagnostic, medical and surgical management options are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Bronchoscopy
Airway Obstruction
Neck
Pediatrics
Mycobacterium avium Complex
Respiratory Sounds
Bronchi
Infection
Head
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Biopsy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Airway obstruction
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria
  • Stridor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Mediastinal nontuberculous mycobacteria as a cause of pediatric airway obstruction. / Slough, Cristian M.; George, Sagila; Link, Holger; Macarthur, Carol.

In: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra, Vol. 5, No. 4, 12.2010, p. 183-185.

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