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Isolated Tuberculosis of The Sternum Detected with GeneXpert: A Case in an Adult Girl

Volume 7 - Issue 3

H Harmouchi*1, M Lakranbi1,2, FZ Ammor1, L Belliraj1, I Issoufou1, Y Ouadnouni1,2 and M Smahi1

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    • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery CHU Hassan II of Fez-Morocco
    • 2Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez-Morocco

    *Corresponding author: H Harmouchi Hicham, Thoracic surgery department, CHU Hassan II of Fez-Morocco

Received: July 14, 2018;   Published: July 30, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.07.001494

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Sternal tuberculosis is a form of osteoarticular tuberculosis. It remains a rare localization, whose diagnosis is based on bacteriological and anatomopathological samples. The treatment is medical and surgical, and the prognosis is better with the antibacillary treatment. We report a case of sternal tuberculosis in an 18-year-old girl with no pathological history who presented with a parasternal right swelling and whose Bacteriological samples was favorable for tuberculosis according to GeneXpert test and the histological analysis revealed a granulomatous lesion without caseous necrosis.

Keywords: Tuberculosis; Sternum; Surgery

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