Multifocal bone tuberculosis presenting as a breast mass: CT and MRI findings

Eur Radiol. 1999;9(6):1117-9. doi: 10.1007/s003300050802.


Chest wall involvement is an uncommon manifestation of musculoskeletal tuberculosis. We present computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings in a case with multifocal musculoskeletal tuberculosis presenting as a breast mass. These radiological modalities are not diagnostic without histopathological confirmation, but they are valuable guides to surgery in defining the extent of disease involvement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Spondylitis / diagnosis*
  • Spondylitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular / diagnostic imaging