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Sternal Tuberculosis: An Uncommon Presentation

Author(s): Manish Narang | Archana Dwivedi | Shiva Narang | Gopesh Mehrotra

Journal: Journal of Case Reports
ISSN 2231-6809

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 9;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Tubercular osteomyelitis | Sternum

Primary tubercular osteomyelitis of sternum presenting as an acute swelling over chest is an extremely rare presentation in pediatric population. We herein report such a case which was diagnosed by CT scan showing lytic lesion and aspiration revealed positive culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Child improved with antitubercular treatment.
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