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Tuberculosis Affecting Multiple Vertebral Bodies

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Title: Tuberculosis Affecting Multiple Vertebral Bodies
Authors: Baba, Hideo / Tagami, Atsushi / Adachi, Shinji / Hiura, Takeshi / Osaki, Makoto
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Korean Society of Spine Surgery
Citation: Asian Spine Journal, 7(3), pp.222-226; 2013
Abstract: Spinal tuberculosis usually occurs in a single vertebral body or two to three adjacent vertebrae; it rarely occurs in multiple vertebral bodies. Surgery is indicated in cases that do not improve with conservative therapy, or when paralysis is evident. Two cases regarding patients with spinal tuberculosis in multiple vertebral bodies on whom surgery was performed are reported. Case 1, the patient was a 77-year-old woman with spinal tuberculosis in four vertebral bodies from the lower thoracic to the lumbar spine. As she had pronounced lower back pain, posterolateral fusion with a pedicle screw was performed. Case 2, the patient was a 29-year-old Indonesian man with spinal tuberculosis in 17 vertebral bodies of the spine who was unable to stand due to paralysis of both legs, thus posterolateral fusion with a pedicle screw was performed. Good results were obtained from tuberculostatic drug therapy and surgical instrumentation.
Keywords: Antitubercular agents / Instrumentation / Spinal tuberculosis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/33969
ISSN: 19761902
DOI: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.222
Rights: © 2013 by Korean Society of Spine Surgery / This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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