Tuberculous synovitis of knee

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis almost certain


Knee swelling for 8 months.

Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Female

Radiograph of the knee shows prominent suprapatellar soft tissue.


Ultrasound shows diffuse synovial thickening and knee effusion with complex echoes, suggestive of suprapatellar synovitis.

Case Discussion

Arthroscopy shows features of tuberculous etiology.

Histopathology - Tuberculosis.

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