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J Radiol. 2002 Sep;83(9 Pt 1):1025-34.

[Imaging of osteoarticular tuberculosis].

[Article in French]

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Service d'Imagerie MĂ©dicale, Hospital de la Croix Rousse, 103, Grande rue de la Croix Rousse, 69004 Lyon, France.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

and methods. To perform an illustrated and educational review of musculoskeletal tuberculosis.

RESULTS:

As the incidence of musculoskeletal tuberculosis still increases, a review appears justified. The following four main presentations are detailed and illustrated, by emphasizing the value of both CT and MR imaging: a) spine tuberculosis (~ 50%) commonly involves two adjacent vertebral bodies with usual large paravertebral abscesses. The following lesions are highly suggestive of tuberculosis: solitary vertebral involvement, solitary epidural abscess with or without erosive spondylitis; b) osteo-arthritis: peripherally located erosions at synovial insertions with gradual narrowing of the joint space are highly suggestive; c) osteomyelitis: unusual, may involve any bones; d) tenosynovitis and bursitis.

CONCLUSION:

Imaging studies are essential for diagnosis and to assess the extent of musculo-skeletal tuberculosis.

PMID:
12223912
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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