• Users Online: 330
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 196-198

An unusual vertical swelling over the back

Department of Pulmonology, Apollo First Med Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Vinod Kumar Viswanathan
Apollo First Med Hospital, Chennai - 600 010, Tamil Nadu
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_56_18

Rights and Permissions

Skeletal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for 1%–2% of all types of TB. The most common form of skeletal TB is Pott's disease, a disease of the spine; this entity comprises approximately half of skeletal TB cases. Tuberculous cold abscess can present as swelling on the back usually originating from the thoracic spine. Herewith is presented a rare case presentation of a patient who presented with a vertical swelling over the paraspinal region who on evaluation was found to have a cold abscess of tuberculous etiology arising from the ribs and tracking down the paraspinal region. This case is presented here for its rarity being a primary chest wall TB with no pulmonary involvement.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded138    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal