Tuberculous spondylitis: lumbar

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

Presentation

Backache.

Patient Data

Age: 29 years
Gender: Female
MRI

Total destruction of the L4/ L5 disc, with partial destruction of adjacent vertebral bodies. There are also paraspinal masses and central canal narrowing. 

Case Discussion

Pott disease is the eponymous name given to tuberculosis spondylitis. 

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Case information

rID: 6348
Case created: 10th Jun 2009
Last edited: 8th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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