Isolated muscle tuberculosis: exceptional location


  • Ayoub Bouya Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Military Hospital Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco
  • Mounir Rhounimi Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Avicenne, Rabat, Morocco
  • Moncef Boufettal Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Avicenne, Rabat, Morocco
  • Mohamed Salah Berrada Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Avicenne, Rabat, Morocco



Isolated, GeneXpert, Muscle, Tuberculosis


The authors report the exceptional case of isolated muscular tuberculosis affecting the anterior compartment of the right thigh in a 38-year-old man. The diagnosis was based on histology and GeneXpert. The subject received a surgical treatment followed by medical treatment for 6 months. The GeneXpert test has proved to be useful in the diagnosis of muscular tuberculosis. We have not found in the literature the use of GeneXpert in this type of localization of tuberculosis whose diagnostic is not always easy. Through the study of this case and a review of the literature, the authors review the pathogenesis of this particular affection as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.



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