Solitary cystic tuberculosis of long tubular bones in children


Eren A., Atay E., Omeroglu H., Altintas F.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS-PART B, vol.12, no.1, pp.72-75, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.bpb.0000043562.17315.f8
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS-PART B
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-75

Abstract

Five children (mean age 3.4 years) with solitary cystic tuberculosis of proximal femur or proximal tibia were treated by surgical debridement and curettage combined with anti-tuberculosis anti-biotherapy. The mean follow-up period was 4.3 years and clinical and radiological healing was observed in all cases. It was concluded that solitary cystic tuberculosis of long tubular bones, which was a rare manifestation in children, should be kept in mind especially for metaphyseal lesions in the lower limbs and should be differentiated from several osseous lesions including infections and bone tumours.