Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 36(4); 1989 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1989;36(4):391-394.
DOI:    Published online December 1, 1989.
A Case of Sternal Tuberculosis
Dong Seong Choi, Jin Hyun Park, Suk Joong Yong, Kye Chul Shin
Department of Intemal Medicine, WonJu Medical College, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea
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최동성, 박진현, 용석중, 신계철
Skeletal tuberculosis is an uncommon condition in Korea. Tuberculosis of the sternum was rare and has been reported to be developed in 1% of patients. A 16-year-old female patient was admitted to our hospital for pain and swelling on upper sternal area. Chest CT scan revealed a sternal necrosis, expansile cortical diverticulum, and pre-and poststernal soft tissue swelling on upper sternal area The sternal biopsy revealed a typical chronic granulomatous inflammation consistent with tuberculosis. A brief review of the literature was given.

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