Role of lymph node biopsy in the diagnosis of tuberculosis involving the bone and joints of lower extremity

Vishwakarma, G.K.; Sinha, B.N. and Goel, M.K. (1969) Role of lymph node biopsy in the diagnosis of tuberculosis involving the bone and joints of lower extremity. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 16 (1). pp. 6-8.

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Abstract

(1) Regional lymph node biopsy is a valuable accessory means in the diagnosis of tuberculous infection of the bones and joints. (2) A positive gland biopsy gives strong support to the diagnosis. (3) Negative findings, however, do not exclude the tubercular lesion. (4) An early positive lymph node biopsy gives strong support to a diagnosis of tuber- culous infection before any changes that can be seen by X-ray are present and that if the result is positive it is likely that in the presence of a suggestive clinical picture, these can be accepted as confirmatory evidence. (5) External iliac lymph node in case of tuberculosis of the ileum and the hip; Deep inguinal for knee and deep inguinal or popliteal for ankle, are the nodes of choice. (6) The merit of the method is its simpli-city and safety.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lymph Node Biopsy, Tuberculosis, Bone, Joints, Diagnosis, Lower Extremity
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
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:1113
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:31 October 2005

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