Osteolytic lesion in the greater trochanter mimicking tumor

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2002 Feb;122(1):53-5. doi: 10.1007/s004020100328.

Abstract

Two patients with an osteolytic lesion of the greater trochanter suggesting a malignant bone tumor are presented. Biopsy, microbiological and histological examination suggested a diagnosis of trochanteric tuberculosis. Treatment consisted of multiple surgical debridements and antituberculous chemotherapy. The incidence of similar cases is expected to increase with the rising incidence of tuberculosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antitubercular Agents / administration & dosage
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Debridement / methods
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Femur*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification*
  • Osteolysis / diagnosis*
  • Osteolysis / therapy*
  • Osteosarcoma / diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular / therapy*

Substances

  • Antitubercular Agents