Elbow Tuberculosis - A Case Report

Authors

  • VT Thimmaiah Department of Radiodiagnosis, JSS Hospital MG road, Mysore 570004, Karnataka
  • C Shetty Department of Radiodiagnosis, JSS Hospital MG road, Mysore 570004, Karnataka
  • Dr. Deepashree Department of Radiodiagnosis, JSS Hospital MG road, Mysore 570004, Karnataka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v3i2.9618

Keywords:

Biopsy, Elbow joint, Tuberculosis

Abstract

Mycobacterial infections of the upper extremities are rare with musculoskeletal system involvement in 1-3% of tuberculosis patients and accounts for 10% of all extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. Elbow joint is most frequently involved in upper extremity accounting for 2 to 5% of all skeletal localizations. We report a case of extraspinal musculoskeletal Tuberculosis involving right elbow joint. Early diagnosis and treatment is important to prevent serious joint and bone destruction. Although biopsy is required to make definitive diagnosis, it is imperative that radiologists understand the typical distribution patterns and imaging manifestations. Reviews of literature with emphasis on imaging features are studied.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njr.v3i2.9618

Nepalese Journal of Radiology Vol.3(2)July-Dec, 2013: 88-91

 

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Published

2014-01-16

How to Cite

Thimmaiah, V., Shetty, C., & Deepashree, D. (2014). Elbow Tuberculosis - A Case Report. Nepalese Journal of Radiology, 3(2), 88–91. https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v3i2.9618

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Case Reports