Subdeltoid Bursa Tuberculosis with Rice Bodies Formation

Authors

  • A Kasturi Department of Orthopedics, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences (MRIMS), Hyderabad
  • S Madas Department of Pulmonology, MRIMS, Hyderabad
  • K Natesh Department of Orthopedics, MRIMS, Hyderabad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v12i2.15972

Keywords:

Subdeltoid Bursitis, Rice bodies, Arthroscopy

Abstract

Introduction: We describe a rare case of a patient with unilateral musculoskeletal manifestation of tuberculosis presented as bursitis of the left shoulder with rice bodies, without coexisting active tuberculosis or tuberculosis in the previous history.

Case Report: A 21 year old patient was examined, who complained of pain and swelling in the left shoulder for 2 years. MRI showed a large amount of rice bodies with joint effusion in the left shoulder with intact rotator cuff. The histological examination showed a tuberculosis-specific inflammatory response with giant cells and epithelioid granulomas. Arthroscopic debridement and removal of the loose bodies was done.

Conclusion: We report a unique case of tuberculous sub-deltoid bursitis with rice bodies formation in absence of any other concomitant focus of tuberculous infection, managed with arthroscopic debridement and anti -tuberculous regimen with a long follow up of twelve months.

SAARC J TUBER LUNG DIS HIV/AIDS, 2015; XII(2): 28-31

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Published

2016-10-25

How to Cite

Kasturi, A., Madas, S., & Natesh, K. (2016). Subdeltoid Bursa Tuberculosis with Rice Bodies Formation. SAARC Journal of Tuberculosis, Lung Diseases and HIV/AIDS, 12(2), 28–30. https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v12i2.15972

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