- Two Cases of Tuberculosis of the Cervical Lymph Nodes
In this paper, two cases of tuberculosis appearing in the cervical lymph nodes are reported. Although this disease is not so common today, it still occurs. One case involves a 54-year-old man and the another involves a 51-year-old woman. In each case, a tuberculin skin test proved to be markedly positive and elevation of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate was clearly indicated; however, no abnormalities were observed on the chest radiographs. Because their swellings had a nodular appearance, it was difficult to distinguish them from malignant neck tumors. Each of the lesions excised was histopathologically diagnosed as tuberculosis. Anti-tuberculous chemotherapy was administered to each patient and no evidence of recurrence was observed in either case.
松本歯学 19 (2), 185-191, 1993-08-31