Imaging findings of atypical mycobacterial infection in the temporal bone

Clinical Imaging, 05/04/2012

The imaging findings of Atypical mycobacterial (AM) infection have been only briefly reported. The authors present the computed tomographic and magnetic resonance findings of AM involvement of the entire temporal bone in an immunocompromised patient, and they discuss the differential diagnosis. The scattered areas of both bone sclerosis and erosion may help the radiologist suggest the diagnosis of an indolent process such as tuberculosis or AM and allow initiation of early treatment.

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