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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-64

Pulmonary tuberculosis and Warthin's tumor: Is this a sign for the underlying malignancy?

1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, Punjab, India
2 Department of Pathology, Dr. S N Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Swetabh Purohit
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Room No. 3308, OPD Block, Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, NH-7, Barnala Road, Bathinda, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bbrj.bbrj_143_18

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The enigmatic relationship between pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and lung cancer has long been attracted clinicians and researchers alike. Knowing the dismal prognosis of advanced bronchogenic carcinoma, efforts are always made for its early diagnosis. Here, we report an interesting case of a 57-year-old patient in which three different disease entities, namely pulmonary TB, lung cancer, and salivary gland tumor, were present concurrently. Premature diagnostic closure led to delay in the diagnosis of bronchogenic carcinoma.

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