Post Traumatic Tuberculous Tenosynovitis in a Patient that Manifests as Soft Tissue Tumor: A Case Report

Authors

  • Haryo N. Yahya
  • Hadi, Usman

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17554

Keywords:

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Tuberculous Tenosynovitis, Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is one of the oldest diseases of the human race. This bacteria
can attack any organ in the human body. Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis (EPTB) infection diagnosis are
rarely straightforward, and in many cases, delayed due to various reasons. Tuberculous tenosynovitis
(inflammation of the tendon and its capsule because of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex infection)
is a rare form of EPTB. Tuberculosis infection at sites of previous trauma have been reported consistently
though rarely. We present the case of a 48 years old male with complains of lumps on his lower left arm
(with prior history of blunt trauma on the location) and progressive inability to flex the fingers of his left
hand. Early examinations suggest the diagnosis to be a soft tissue tumour. However, tissue biopsy later
showed that the patient was actually suffering from tuberculosis infection. The patient later showed
satisfying response to tuberculosis medication on subsequent follow ups.

Author Biographies

Haryo N. Yahya

Resident,Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Faculty of Airlangga University - dr. Soetomo Teaching Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia

Hadi, Usman

Tropical and Infectious Disease Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Faculty of
Airlangga University - dr. Soetomo Teaching Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia

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Published

2021-11-30

How to Cite

Haryo N. Yahya, & Hadi, Usman. (2021). Post Traumatic Tuberculous Tenosynovitis in a Patient that Manifests as Soft Tissue Tumor: A Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 557–562. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17554