Accession Number:

ADA528501

Title:

Mycobacterium Xenopi Found Incidentally on MRI of the Cervical Spine

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD F EDWARD HEBERT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The authors present a case of a 44 year old healthy pregnant with twins female diagnosed with Mycobacterium xenopi in her lung. A mass was incidentally noted in the right upper apex on an MRI ordered to evaluate a subluxation seen in her cervical spine appreciated on plain radiography. Mycobacterium xenopi is uncommon, especially in immunocompetent patients. The patient did have a fractured ankle while pregnant. This case highlights importance of recognition of findings included in the field of view of an exam, even if not directly related to the study region of interest in this case a cervical spine MRI with a positive finding within the lung apex.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE