Granulomatous osteomyelitis of the sternum presenting with a parasternal mass: A possible relation to the bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine

Karnak I., Akcoren Z., Gogus S., Caglar M., Tanyel F. C.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, cilt.34, sa.10, ss.1534-1536, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0022-3468(99)90121-5
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1534-1536


Because they are frequently malignant, swellings of the chest wall during infancy are alarming lesions. Sternal osteomyelitis is a rare condition that may present with a chest wall mass locating in the parasternal region. A parasternal mass of granulomatous osteomyelitic origin is an extremely rare cause with only few case being reported to date. Herein, the authors report on 2 infants presenting with parasternal masses of sternal granulomatous osteomyelitic origin and discuss the possible etiologic role of the bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine. J Pediatr Surg 34:1534-1536. Copyright (C) 1999 by W.B. Saunders Company.