Sternal mass caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an immunocompetent young adult

J Travel Med. 2021 Feb 14:taab021. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taab021. Online ahead of print.


Differential diagnosis of sternal masses in migrant patients should include tuberculosis. Imaging characteristics on CT-scan and MRI are of great interest. Sternal tuberculous abscess exhibits a slightly hyperintense rim on T1-weighted precontrast images that can be associated with osteomyelitis of the sternum.

PMID:33580959 | DOI:10.1093/jtm/taab021