Tuberculous osteomyelitis of sternum secondary to primary tuberculous mastitis

  • Girish D. Bakhshi | gdbakhshi@yahoo.com Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College & Sir J J group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, India.
  • Sachin S. Shenoy Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College & Sir J J group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, India.
  • Kavita V. Jadhav Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College & Sir J J group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, India.
  • Mukund B. Tayade Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College & Sir J J group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, India.
  • Suhaib S. Rawoot Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College & Sir J J group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, India.
  • Kavitha Jain Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College & Sir J J group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, India.

Abstract

Sternal tuberculosis secondary to tuberculous mastitis is uncommon. The invasion of the sternum following a primary focus in the breast has not been reported. This may be due to the resistance offered by pectoral fascia and periosteum to the spread of infection into the bone. We present a case of tubercular sternal osteomtyelitis following tubercular mastitis in a 40-year old female. A brief case report and a review of literature are presented.

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Author Biographies

Girish D. Bakhshi, Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College & Sir J J group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai

Associate Professor

Sachin S. Shenoy, Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College & Sir J J group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai

Assistant Professor

Kavita V. Jadhav, Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College & Sir J J group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai

Assistant Professor

Mukund B. Tayade, Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College & Sir J J group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai

Professor & Head

Suhaib S. Rawoot, Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College & Sir J J group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai

Chief Resident

Kavitha Jain, Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College & Sir J J group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai

Chief Resident

Published
2014-08-21
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
primary tuberculous mastitis, Koch’s sternal.
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How to Cite
Bakhshi, G., Shenoy, S., Jadhav, K., Tayade, M., Rawoot, S., & Jain, K. (2014). Tuberculous osteomyelitis of sternum secondary to primary tuberculous mastitis. Clinics and Practice, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2014.656