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Unusual rib destruction in pleuropulmonary tuberculosis. FREE TO VIEW

M Ip; N K Chen; S Y So; S W Chiu; W K Lam
Chest. 1989;95(1):242-244. doi:10.1378/chest.95.1.242
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Abstract

Two cases of pleuropulmonary tuberculosis had local rib destruction simulating malignancy. There was no superficial abscess formation which was the usual clinical feature of rib tuberculosis. Computerized tomography was valuable in demonstrating and assessing the extent of skeletal involvement.


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