IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain

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134-137


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Madhu Priya, Sumeet Angral, Rachit Sood, Manu Malhotra*, Abhishek Bhardwaj, Manish Kumar Gupta


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Primary tuberculous myositis of sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene muscle: A report of three cases


Case Report

Author Details : Madhu Priya, Sumeet Angral, Rachit Sood, Manu Malhotra*, Abhishek Bhardwaj, Manish Kumar Gupta

Volume : 6, Issue : 4, Year : 2020

Article Page : 134-137

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijashnb.2020.033



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Abstract

Pulmonary tuberculosis is the most common form of tuberculosis reported in India. Primary tuberculous myositis is a rare entity and involvement of sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene muscle together has rarely been reported in literature. This diagnosis is very frequently missed due to its rarity and atypical clinical presentation, which leads to delay in treatment. A high suspicion index and a prompt intervention is a must for such a rare clinical presentation of extra pulmonary tuberculosis. This entity should be considered as differential diagnosis for the neck swellings. Here we present a report of three cases of primary tubercular pyomyositis of sternocleidomastoid muscle with one case involving anterior scalene as well.

Keywords: Tubercular pyomyositis sternocleidomastoid extrapulmonary Tuberculosis.


How to cite : Priya M , Angral S , Sood R , Malhotra M , Bhardwaj A , Gupta M K, Primary tuberculous myositis of sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene muscle: A report of three cases. IP Indian J Anat Surg Head Neck Brain 2020;6(4):134-137

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