Isolated Sacrococcygeal Tuberculosis, A Case Report Of A Rare Atypical Presentation


  •   Daksh Gadi

  •   Saket Nigam

  •   Deepti Gupta

  •   Akanksha Sinha


Tuberculosis is a major health problem in India and in view of rise in the MDR tuberculosis atypical presentations are getting commoner these days and are difficult to diagnose. Musculoskeletal tuberculosis is very common among the  hematogenous spread cases of pulmonary tuberculosis involving thoracic spine the most. Involvement of sacrum and coccyx is rarest of  the possibility and isolated sacrococcygeal tuberculosis thus is very rare. Being a rare entity a high index of clinical suspicion is required to diagnose it. We hereby report a very rare case report of sacrococcygeal tuberculosis.

Keywords: Sacrococcygeal; Spine; Tuberculosis.


Tuli SM. Clinical features. In: Tuli SM, editor. Tuber¬culosis of skeletal system: bones, joints, spine and bursal sheaths. 2nd ed. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers; 1997. p.177-82.

Rajasekaran S, Dheenadhyalan J. Tuberculosis of bone and joints. In: Bulstrode C, Buckwalter J, Carr A, et al., editors. Oxford textbook of orthopaedics and trauma. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2002. p.1532-60.

Cabral MML, Azevedo BCCDA, Montenegro LML et al. Tuberculous spondylitis in teenager. J Bras Pneumol 2005;31 (3) : 261-4.

Campbell WC. An analysis of 51 bone and joint affections treated by heliotherapy, with special reference to tuberculosis. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1917; 2 (15): 1-16.

Ahmadi J, Bajaj A, Destian S, Segall HD, Zee CS. Spi¬nal tuberculosis: atypical observations at MR imag¬ing. Radiology 1993;189:489-93.

Radheshyam Sament et al. Asian Spine J 2013;7(4):351-354

VPS Punia, Satish Kumar. JIACM 2008; 9(1): 57-60

Seidel K. Anal fistula cause by sacrococcygeal tuber¬culosis. Z Tuberk 1950;94:307-9.


Download data is not yet available.


How to Cite
Gadi, D., Nigam, S., Gupta, D., & Sinha, A. (2019). Isolated Sacrococcygeal Tuberculosis, A Case Report Of A Rare Atypical Presentation. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 1(4).