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  • J Cytol Histol 2019, Vol 10(1): 532
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7099.1000532

Isolated Tuberculosis of Rib: A Case Report

Santosh T*
Pathology and Lab Medicine, PDCC Dermatopathology, AIIMS, Saket Nagar, Bhopal, MP, India
*Corresponding Author : Santosh T, Pathology and Lab Medicine, PDCC Dermatopathology, AIIMS, Saket Nagar, Bhopal, MP, India, Tel: 9584873660, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jan 03, 2019 / Accepted Date: Feb 25, 2019 / Published Date: Feb 28, 2019


Background: Rib tuberculosis is an uncommon form of osteoarticular type of tuberculosis accounting for <5% of cases of bone and joint infection.
Case presentation: We report a case of young adult with rib destruction. Tuberculosis was confirmed on cytology with CB-NAAT testing. There were no lesions in lung parenchyma or any lymphadenopathy. The patient responded completely to the anti-tuberculosis therapy without any surgical intervention.
Conclusion: Isolated tuberculosis of rib is very rare and should be included in the differentials of clinical examination. FNAC with ROSE can be a useful technique for early diagnosis and start of anti-tubercular drugs which forms the main stay of treatment with good recovery.

Keywords: Tuberculosis; Ribs; Cytology; Rapid on-site evaluation; ZN stain; CB-NAAT  

Citation: Santosh T (2019) Isolated Tuberculosis of Rib: A Case Report. J Cytol Histol 10: 532. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7099.1000532

Copyright: © 2019 Santosh T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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