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Table 1 Review of the literature of previously reported cases of TB of the scapula

From: Cystic tuberculosis of the scapula in a young boy: a case report and review of the literature

S.N Author year No. of patients Age/sex Location Side Presenting complaints Other sites Treatment
1 Lafond 1958 [3] One NA NA NA NA NA NA
2 Martini et al. 1986 [4] One NA Acromian NA NA NA NA
3 Shannon et al. 1990 [5] One 4/male Scapula Lt Pain and swelling of the left shoulder Isolated with Rt ileum involvement, multifocal cystic ATD
4 Mohan et al. 1991 [6] One 23/female Body of scapula Rt Pain and swelling Isolated Drainage and ATD
5 Gusati et al. 1997 [7] One NA Spine of scapula NA Pain Isolated Surgery and ATD
6 Vohra et al. 1997 [8] One NA Body of scapula NA NA Isolated NA
7 Kam et al. 2000 [9] Two 31/male 22/female Acromian, Lareral border of scapula Rt Rt 1) Pain and swelling 2) Incidental finding Isolated, Multifocal (T12 and L2 vertebrae; upper part of the right sacroiliac Joint) Debridement and curettage and ATD, ATD alone
8 Greenhow and Weintrub 2004 [10] One 14/female Inferior aspect of the left scapula Lt Enlarging, nontender mass Cystic lesion with a soft tissue component, located dorsal to the left scapula Scapular mass excision
9 Stones and Schoeman 2004 [11] One 42/male Scapula NA Discharging sinus As apart of multimodal tuberculosis involving maxilla, parital bones and spine Died
10 Husen et al. 2006 [12] One 18/male Spine of scapula near neck Lt Diffuse pain Isolated ATD
11 Present case 2007 One 14/male Body of scapula involving glenoid margin Rt Pain swelling and discharging sinus Isolated ATD
  1. Abbreviations: Rt, right; Lt, left; NA, not available; ATD, anti-tubercular drugs.