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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 347-349

Unusual presentation of calvarial tuberculosis masquerading as a cutaneous neoplasm: diagnosis by fine needle aspiration cytology


1 Department of Pathology, M. M. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, M. M. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Prem Singh
Department of Pathology, M. M. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.121005

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Calvarial tuberculosis is a rare entity forming 0.2-1.3% of skeletal tuberculosis. Primary calvarial tuberculosis without evidence of tuberculous lesion elsewhere in the body is still rarer and sometimes clinically mimics cutaneous neoplasm. We describe a case of young girl who presented with swelling on the scalp in the region of the left frontal bone. She was suspected to be case of cutaneous neoplasm. Diagnosis was confirmed by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology supplemented by radiological and microbiological investigations. The patient responded well to Anti-tubercular therapy without any surgical intervention.


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