[Pathologic phalangeal fracture in bone tuberculosis].

  • Chr Wulle
  • Published 1979 in Zeitschrift fur plastische Chirurgie
We amputated the ringfinger of a 75 years old patient under the diagnosis of a pathologic fracture of the proximal phalanx, based on the case-history and the X-ray-picture. Even knowing the X-ray-findings of the lung only the microscopic evidence confirmed the tuberculosis as the cause of the osteolysis.