Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 238–240 | Cite as

Multifocal tuberculous osteomyelitis

  • J. Echeverria
  • J. V. Kaude
Case Reports


A case of multifocal tuberculous osteomyelitis is reported. The lesions were found in the skull and ribs in a 10 year old girl with pulmonary tuberculosis and with tuberculous lymphadenitis. Complete healing was achieved under chemotherapy. Although radiologically the lesions appear “cystic”, their true nature is that of granulomatous — caseous tuberculous osteomyelitis.

Key words

Tuberculosis Multiple pseudocystic tuberculosis of bone “Cystic” tuberculosis of bone Multifocal tuberculous osteomyelitis Chemotherapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Echeverria
    • 1
  • J. V. Kaude
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHospital General de OccidenteQuetzaltenangoGuatemala
  2. 2.University of Florida College of MedicineGainesvilleUSA

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