Extensive calvarial tuberculosis: rare complication of tuberculous mastoiditis

The Journal of Laryngology and Otology
M A ThandarM Garb

Abstract

Tuberculous mastoiditis is a well-documented entity with decreasing incidence in recent years. Tuberculous osteitis of the skull is even rarer. The case of a 58-year-old male with tuberculous mastoiditis complicated by extensive tuberculous osteitis of the skull is presented. This case serves to demonstrate both the difficulty in establishing the diagnosis of tuberculosis and the potentially disastrous consequences of the disease.

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Differential Diagnosis
Mastoiditis
Osteitis
Calvaria
Tomography, X-Ray Computerized Axial
Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular

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