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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 401-403

Endobronchial ultrasound guided needle aspiration of a paraspinal mass with prior failed multiple diagnostic interventions: A case report and literature review

1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Neurosurgry, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Radiology, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Nishant Sinha
Fortis Hospitals, 154/9, Banerghatta Road, Opposite IIM B, Bengaluru - 560 076, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.142149

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The increasing frequency of tuberculosis (TB) in both developed and developing countries has continued to make spinal TB an important health problem. The present case report is about a patient who presented to us with progressive back pain and paraspinal mass. We performed endobronchial ultrasound guided needle aspiration from the paraspinal mass. The cytology showed granulomatous inflammation suggestive of TB.

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