Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


Pages: 256-257

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Greater Trochanter Tuberculosis : MRI Findings

Author: My Youssef Alaoui Lamrani, Badreddine Alami, Hassan El Fattach, Meriem Boubbou, Said Boujraf, Mustapha Maaroufi

Category: JMSR Radiology

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Tuberculosis has been reported in almost all bones of body. The great trochanter tuberculosis (GTT) installation is insidious and clinical symptoms are often vague with moderate painful swelling and stiffness. GTT is about 0,2 to 2% of all osteo-articular tuberculosis, occurring most commonly by hematogenous seeding secondary to primary focus elsewhere, more commonly in the lungs. Isolated GTT is unusual and thus its awareness is slow and diagnosis is often delayed.

Keywords: Greater trochanter, MRI, Tuberculosis


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