Primary sternal tuberculosis: a case report


Eren S. , Avci A.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.18, ss.235-237, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.235-237

Özet

Tuberculosis of bone-joint systems is considerably rare. Pulmonary tuberculosis is primary source in most patients. There are few cases in the literature in which tuberculosis targets the sternum primarily. In this article, we present a case of a primary sternal tuberculosis in a 64-year-old woman who was admitted to our clinic with chest pain and a chest wall mass. The patient was treated with sternal resection and chest wall reconstruction.