Contemporary management of cervical tuberculosis.

  title={Contemporary management of cervical tuberculosis.},
  author={K C Lee and Thomas A Tami and Anil K. Lalwani and Gisela Schecter},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={102 1},
Although excisional biopsy has traditionally been required to diagnose cervical tuberculosis (TB), fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) has also been found to be useful. The presentation and management of 47 patients diagnosed with cervical TB between 1984 and 1988 were retrospectively reviewed. Chest x-rays were normal in 58% of the patients, and purified protein derivative (PPD) skin testing was positive in 96%. When FNAB was used, TB could be suspected in 83% of cases and definitively… CONTINUE READING