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Tuberculosis of the Chest Wall with Massive Tuberculous Pleural Effusion

Mongressa V. Monteiro, Sanjivani J. Keny, Durga J. Lawande, Uday C. Kakodkar

Keywords : Chest wall, Tuberculosis, Pleural effusion

Citation Information : Monteiro MV, Keny SJ, Lawande DJ, Kakodkar UC. Tuberculosis of the Chest Wall with Massive Tuberculous Pleural Effusion. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2016; 58 (1):63-65.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-58-1-63

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Primary tuberculosis of components of the chest wall is a rare entity. Involvement of skeletal muscle by tuberculosis without any primary focus is also rare. Here, we report a case of tuberculosis of chest wall without pulmonary or bone involvement, that invaded into the pleural space leading to a massive pleural effusion.

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