Role of lymph node biopsy in the diagnosis of osteo-articular tuberculosis involving the bone and joints of the upper extremity

Vishwakarma, G.K.; Sinha, B.N. and Goel, M.K. (1969) Role of lymph node biopsy in the diagnosis of osteo-articular tuberculosis involving the bone and joints of the upper extremity. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 16 (1). pp. 3-8.

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Abstract

1. Lymph node biopsy is a useful method of diagnosis of osteo-articular tuberculosis and gives gratifying results in the lesions of the upper extremity. 2. Negative results do not necessarily exclude the possibility of ostero-articular tuberculosis. 3. A positive biopsy result gives strong support to the diagnosis of tuberculosis. 4. Removal of an axillary lymph node in case of tuberculosis shoulder and a palpable axillary or epitrochlear in case of other parts involving the upper extremity, is advised. 5. The merit of this procedure is simplicity, reability and safety.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lymph Node Biopsy, Oesto-Articular Tuberculosis, Upper Extremity, Bones, Histology, Joints
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Musculoskeletal Diseases > Joint Diseases
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Biopsy
Musculoskeletal Diseases > Bone Diseases
Body Regions > Extremities
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Lymph Node Excision
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis > Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis > Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular

-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:1112
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:31 October 2005

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