Tuberculosis of the rib

D. Wolstein, J. G. Rabinowitz, J. Twersky

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The clinical and X ray manifestations of tuberculosis of the rib are presented. According to X rays, two forms exist: tuberculous chondritis and osteitis. The X ray changes evolve somewhat differently, but eventually are characterized by destructive lesions associated with a periosteal reaction and a soft tissue mass. Although the lesion is presently uncommon, it is still the most common inflammatory lesion of the rib and occasionally the first manifestation of tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-309
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Association of Radiologists Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes


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