Case Report

Paediatric calvarial tuberculosis

S. Andronikou, C. Welman, E. Kader
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 4, No 3 | a1522 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v4i3.1522 | © 2018 S. Andronikou, C. Welman, E. Kader | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 31 July 2018 | Published: 31 August 2000

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S. Andronikou, Department of Paediatric Radiology, University of Cape Town; and Institute of Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, South Africa
C. Welman, Department of Paediatric Radiology, University of Cape Town; and Institute of Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, South Africa
E. Kader, Department of Paediatric Radiology, University of Cape Town; and Institute of Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, South Africa

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Abstract

Calvarial tuberculosis is a rare presentation of tuberculosis. We present two cases seen in the paediatric age group of tuberculosis involving the sphenoid bone. One of the patients was positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The literature is reviewed in brief.

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Calvarial; skull; tuberculosis; HIV; CT

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