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2022 Dec

Clin Case Rep



Unexpected diagnosis of vertebral osteolysis.


Tbini H, Mahmoud I, Ben Tekaya A, Rouached L, Bouden S, Tekaya R, Saidane O, Abdelmoula L
Clin Case Rep. 2022 Dec; 10(12):e6677.
PMID: 36483856.


This is the case of a 50-year-old patient suffering from inflammatory low back pain. Radiological exploration showed posterior vertebral damage compatible with discovertebral pseudo-tumor tuberculosis. Pathological examination found no malignant cells, but caseous necrosis was present. The patient was put on antitubercular drugs. The evolution was favorable under treatement.