Skeletal Tuberculosis Presenting as a Small Cystic Lesion in the Medial Femoral Condyle

Document Type : CASE REPORT


Department of Orthopedic Surgery Shohada Teaching Hospital Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.


Skeletal tuberculosis is an unusual disease involving bone and joints and it may have different manifestations. This report introduces a 25-year-old woman suffering from chronic knee pain without any response to conservative treatments for one year. X-ray was normal but CT-scan and MRI indicated a small lesion in medial condyle of the femur. The patient underwent percutaneous CT-guided biopsy. Following an evaluation of the obtained sample, tuberculous osteomyelitis was detected. After resection of the femoral mass and starting anti TB medical treatment, symptoms dramatically eliminated.


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