Cystic tuberculosis osteomyelitis of the distal tibia in infancy Bebeklik çağında görülen distal tibia yerleşimli kistik tüberküloz osteomiyelit

Gümüştaş S. A., Çağırmaz T., Orak M. M., Pehlivanoğlu G., Öktem S.

Turk Pediatri Arsivi, vol.52, no.1, pp.53-56, 2017 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkpediatriars.2017.2479
  • Journal Name: Turk Pediatri Arsivi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-56
  • Keywords: Infancy, Tibia, Tuberculosis osteomyelitis
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


One-third of tuberculosis cases affect the musculoskeletal system. Solitary bone tuberculosis is a rare condition in infancy, has non-specific findings, and can be misdiagnosed easily. Cystic form tuberculosis may mimic many other pathologic conditions. In our case report, we present tuberculosis osteomyelitis of the distal tibia in a baby aged ten months who visited our outpatient department with swelling and pain in their left ankle. Curettage and debridement was performed twice for the lesion. An under-knee splint was applied for 3 months and anti-tuberculosis treatment was given for 12 months. There was no relapse during a five-year follow-up period. There was no epiphysis injury and deformity. In this case report, we discuss that bone tuberculosis, as a rare condition, must be considered in lytic lesions of the distal tibia metaphysis in infancy.