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Tuberculous bursitis around the knee mimicking benign soft tissue tumor

Che Ahmad, Aminudin and Osman Cassim, Samsudin and Shukur, Mohd Hassan (2004) Tuberculous bursitis around the knee mimicking benign soft tissue tumor. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 3 (1). ISSN 1823-4631

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We report a case of a man presenting with painless diffuse swelling over his right knee region with the clinical and radiological features suggesting a benign soft tissue tumour. Surgical removal of the lesion was done. A histopathological (HPE) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) examination for Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA confirmed the diagnosis of tuberculous bursitis around the knee with joint involvement. He was treated with 6 months of antituberculous chemotherapy. Correct diagnosis was difficult and delayed because of the rarity of the condition. Modern imaging technology including magnetic resonance imaging, in particular, was not conclusive.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3516/29917
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Aminudin Che Ahmad
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 10:35
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 15:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29917

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