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Year : 2017 | Month : July | Volume : 11 | Issue : 7 | Page : PD08 - PD09

Primary Tuberculotic Osteomyelitis of Rib in a Child

Nitin Kumar Kashyap, Atul Jindal, Nitin kumar Borkar, Minal Wasnik

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Trauma and Emergency, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. 3. Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. 4. Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, RIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Nitin Kumar Kashyap,
Assistant Professor, Department of Trauma and Emergency, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.
E-mail: nitinkashyap1@yahoo.com

Abstract

Although extremely rare, osteomyelitis has been reported in smaller bones like ribs. A 13-year-old male child presented with a one week history of chest wall swelling. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) of the lesion and initial bacterial culture could not find the aetiology of the lesion. He underwent surgical resection of entire sixth rib for osteomyelitis and was subsequently diagnosed to have tubercular osteomyelitis. Diagnosis and treatment of rib tuberculosis is both difficult and controversial. Rib tuberculosis is often not successfully treated by medical management alone and consequently needs surgery.

Keywords

Chest wall, Mycobacterium, Small bone

How to cite this article :

Nitin Kumar Kashyap, Atul Jindal, Nitin kumar Borkar, Minal Wasnik. PRIMARY TUBERCULOTIC OSTEOMYELITIS OF RIB IN A CHILD. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 July [cited: 2017 Jul 20 ]; 11:PD08-PD09. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=July&volume=11&issue=7&page=PD08-PD09&id=10222

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/25974.10222


Date of Submission: Jan 04, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jan 14, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Apr 12, 2017
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2017

Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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