Tuberculosis of the Cervical Spine Presenting as “Compression Fracture”

Authors

  • Çetin Refik Kayaoğlu Department Of Neurosurgery, University Of Atatürk, Erzurum.
  • Gökşin Şengül Department Of Neurosurgery, University Of Atatürk, Erzurum.
  • Aykut Sezer Department Of Neurosurgery, University Of Atatürk, Erzurum.
  • Sencer Duman Department Of Neurosurgery, University Of Atatürk, Erzurum.
  • İsmail Hakkı Aydın Department Of Neurosurgery, University Of Atatürk, Erzurum.

Keywords:

Tuberculosis, compression fracture, surgical treatment, cervical spine

Abstract

An unusual case is reported in a 45-year-old man with tuberculosis of the cervical spine presenting as “compression fracture”. Following a trauma, she had neck pain, restricted neck movements, weakness and hypoesthesia of the left arm. Plain radiograms of the cervical spine revealed marked kyphosis and compression fractures of the fifth cervical vertebra. Magnetic Resonance Imaging demonstrated destruction of C5 vertebral body. Laboratory studies confirmed the diagnosis of Pott’ disease. The patient was operated urgently via the anterior approach and underwent corpectomy and fusion. Surgical treatment was combined with medical therapy. Postoperative course was uneventful.

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Published

2008-12-30

How to Cite

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Kayaoğlu Çetin R, Şengül G, Sezer A, Duman S, Aydın İsmail H. Tuberculosis of the Cervical Spine Presenting as “Compression Fracture”. J Nervous Sys Surgery [Internet]. 2008 Dec. 30 [cited 2024 Feb. 24];1(4):243-6. Available from: https://sscdergisi.org/index.php/sscd/article/view/178

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Case Report