Surgical Management of Tuberculous Vertebra Plana of the Third Cervical vertebra: A Case report.

Volume 4 | Issue 1 | Jan – June 2019 | Page 31-34 | Dhiraj V Sonawane, Bipul Kumar Garg, Harshit Dave, Shrikant Savant

Authors : Dhiraj V Sonawane [1], Bipul Kumar Garg [1], Harshit Dave [1], Shrikant Savant [1]

[1] Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla Mumbai(400001).

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Bipul Kumar Garg,
Assistant Professor, Dept of Orthopaedics, J.J. Group of Hospitals Mumbai.
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Tuberculosis disease is commonly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The higher incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis is a common health problem particularly in developing countries. Spinal tuberculosis usually represents at advanced levels and diagnosis of this disease is not easy. Patients with spinal tuberculosis usually present with gibbus formation, back ache, low grade fever, neurological symptoms and deficits. Although, commonly seen in dorsal spine lesions, cervical and cervico-thoracic lesions with spine tuberculosis rarely seen in literature. Isolated tuberculosis of cervical spine is a rare entity and accounts for incidence of 3 to 5 percent. Early clinical diagnosis and management is great challenge in toddler group. Herein, we would like to present a 12 year old patient of C3 vertebral body tuberculosis with 90 percent collapse with neurological deficits and its management.
Keywords: vertebrae plana, tuberculosis, cervical spine


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How to Cite this Article: Sonawane DV, Garg BK, Dave H, Singh V, Chandanwale A. Multiple Spinal Extradural Arachnoid Cyst : A Case Report. International Journal of Spine Jan-June 2019;4(1):31-34.

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