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Recurrent Tuberculosis of Greater Trochanter and Its Bursa

  • Shenoy K
  • Jeevannavar S
  • Baindoor P
  • et al.
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A 65-year-old female had a history of tuberculosis of the left greater trochanter 30 years ago. She underwent 6 months of chemotherapy after which the disease healed completely. Currently she presented to us with pain and swelling on the lateral aspect of left hip of 2-month duration. Clinical and radiological findings were suggestive of a recurrence. Biopsy was conclusive for tuberculosis. She was successfully treated with debridement and curettage with chemotherapy for 1 year. Recurrent tuberculosis of the greater trochanter is rare and should be aggressively treated.




Shenoy, K. S., Jeevannavar, S. S., Baindoor, P., Mannual, S., & Shetty, S. V. (2013). Recurrent Tuberculosis of Greater Trochanter and Its Bursa. Case Reports in Orthopedics, 2013, 1–4.

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