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Tr-ENT. 2018; 28(1): 44-47 | DOI: 10.5606/Tr-ENT.2018.49932

Tubercular osteomyelitis of the clivus

Poonam Sagar, Anoop Raj, Vikram Wadhwa, Ishwar Singh
Department of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi, India

A 24-year-old girl presented with non-specific headache and diplopia. Nasal endoscopy showed a polypoidal mass in the nasopharynx. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed erosion of the clivus. Nasopharyngeal biopsy clinched the diagnosis of tuberculosis. She was put on antitubercular therapy, but developed seizures, bilateral ptosis and obstructive hydrocephalous, which were relieved by a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. However, the patient developed infarction of the basal ganglia and thalamus and died due to cardiorespiratory arrest.

Keywords: Clivus, nasopharynx, tuberculosis.

Poonam Sagar, Anoop Raj, Vikram Wadhwa, Ishwar Singh. Tubercular osteomyelitis of the clivus. Tr-ENT. 2018; 28(1): 44-47

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