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CASE REPORT

Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of Frontal Bone with Orbital Involvement: A Rare Case Presentation

Bachi Hathiram, Vicky S Khattar, Sohil Gala

Keywords : Frontal sinus, Orbital, Osteomyelitis, Tuberculosis.

Citation Information : Hathiram B, Khattar VS, Gala S. Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of Frontal Bone with Orbital Involvement: A Rare Case Presentation. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2018; 10 (1):32-34.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1285

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: Skeletal tuberculosis accounts for 1 to 3% of total cases of tuberculosis, out of which only 0.2 to 1.3% involve the calvarial bones, thus making it extremely rare. Materials and methods: We discuss a case of tuberculous osteomyelitis of the frontal bone with orbital involvement. The patient was effectively managed by antituberculous therapy with no need for any surgical intervention. Conclusion: With the advent of antituberculous chemotherapy and advanced diagnostic modalities, tuberculosis can be actively tackled, but still continues to be a leading public health problem in developing countries. A high index of suspicion in atypical cases must be considered.


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