PRIMARY STERNAL TUBERCULOSIS PRESENTED AS A PAINFUL CHEST SWELLING-A RARE CASE REPORT

Jiban Debnath, Viketoulie Samuel Sorhie, Kharibam Karnajit Singh, Minjur Ilangu Deepak, Thokchom Chito Singh

Abstract


Extra–pulmonary tuberculosis constitutes 15-20% of total tuberculosis (TB) case load in immune-competent patients. Affliction of the skeletal system is rare with still rarer presentation of sternal osteomyelitis even in endemic countries. Here, a 19 years old male patient with primary sternal TB presenting with painful swelling in the anterior chest wall is being reported. Diagnosis was made on the basis of FNAC & CECT thorax and managed conservatively with ATT (anti-tubercular therapy) without any surgical intervention. The patient is under follow up and has improved clinically.


Keywords


Chest wall swelling, Fine needle aspiration cytology, CECT Thorax, Sternum, Tuberculosis, Anti-tubercular treatment (ATT).

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