Journal of Cytology & Histology

ISSN: 2157-7099

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Isolated Tuberculosis of Rib: A Case Report


Santosh T

Background: Rib tuberculosis is an uncommon form of osteoarticular type of tuberculosis accounting for <5% of cases of bone and joint infection.
Case presentation: We report a case of young adult with rib destruction. Tuberculosis was confirmed on cytology with CB-NAAT testing. There were no lesions in lung parenchyma or any lymphadenopathy. The patient responded completely to the anti-tuberculosis therapy without any surgical intervention.
Conclusion: Isolated tuberculosis of rib is very rare and should be included in the differentials of clinical examination. FNAC with ROSE can be a useful technique for early diagnosis and start of anti-tubercular drugs which forms the main stay of treatment with good recovery.


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