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Supra-sternal Notch Tuberculous Abscess: A report of three Cases

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dc.contributor.author Elhassan, Ahmed M.
dc.contributor.author Ibrahim, Muntaser E.
dc.date 2000
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-26T10:29:30Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-26T10:29:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-26
dc.date.submitted 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/17315
dc.description.abstract Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge; its clinical presentation can mimic a wide range of pathological conditions. Here we report on 3 female patients who presented with supra-sternal masses that were suspected clinically to be of thyroid origin. By use of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), they were proved to be tuberculous lesions involving the pre-tracheal lymph nodes. Serological examination for HIV-I/II was not reactive in the 3 patients. The patients responded well to a regimen of multi-drug therapy. It is concluded that extra-pulmonary tuberculosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of thyroid or para-thyroid swellings and that FNAC is a simple, quick and reliable procedure in the diagnosis of extra-pulmonary tuberculous lesions involving the neck. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Oxford Journals en_US
dc.subject Mycobacterium tuberculosis en_US
dc.subject supra-sternal abscess en_US
dc.subject tuberculosis en_US
dc.subject Sudan en_US
dc.subject case reports en_US
dc.subject differential diagnosis en_US
dc.title Supra-sternal Notch Tuberculous Abscess: A report of three Cases en_US
dc.type Publication en_US
dc.Faculty Endemic Diseases en_US


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