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Tuméfaction du muscle pectoral révélant une tuberculose musculaire isolée

Sohaib Hayoun, Hanane El Ouazzani, Bouchra Habibi, Salwa Belhabib, Hicham Souhi, Ismail Abderahmane Rhorfi, Ahmed Abid


La tuberculose des parties molles représente l'une des formes rares de la tuberculose extra pulmonaire, la localisation musculaire isolée est parailleurs exceptionnelle. Nous rapportant une observation médicale originale, une tuberculose musculaire isolée intéressant le muscle grand pectoral chez un jeune patient immunocompétent. Le diagnostic a reposé essentiellement sur l'histologie. L'évolution été favorable sous traitement anti bacillaire seul. Ce cas rare est présenté avec revue de littérature.

Mots clés: Tuberculose, muscle, tuméfaction

English Title: Swelling of the pectoralis muscle revealing isolated muscular tuberculosis

English Abstract

Soft tissue tuberculosis is one of the rare forms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Furthermore, isolated muscular tuberculosis is exceptional. We here report the original case of a young immunocompetent patient with isolated muscular tuberculosis involving major pectoralis muscle. The diagnosis was mainly based on histology. The patient was successfully treated with anti bacterial therapy only. This rare case study has been combined with a literature review.

Keywords: Tuberculosis, muscle, swelling
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