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Ingalhalikar, V.T. (2011) Clinical Features and Physical Assessment of Tuberculosis of Spine. In: Rajasekaran, S., Ed., Spinal Infections and Trauma, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 73-82.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Spinal Decompression with 360° Instrumented Fusion for Unstable Tuberculous Quadriplegia in a Young Adult—A Case Report

    AUTHORS: A. Abiodun Adeleke, E. O. Komolafe, O. A. Dada, O. F. Owagbemi

    KEYWORDS: Spinal, Tuberculosis, Decompression, Fusion, Recovery

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, Vol.3 No.8, August 21, 2015

    ABSTRACT: Background: Tuberculosis of the spine is common in Nigeria. It commonly causes neurological deficit especially when the lesions are higher up in the spine. Objective: To report a case of a young man who had C4 quadriplegia from tuberculous destruction of C3 to C5 vertebral bodies and their intervening discs, aretropharyngeal prevertebral abscess and associated segmental kyphosis. He had received prior antituberculous therapy with no improvement. Results: He recovered completely neurologically when he had adequate decompression and 360°; instrumented fusiondone in a 3-stage surgery that involved drainage and debridement of the retropharyngeal prevertebral abscess, anterior corpectomy of C3 and C4 with fusion using a titanium mesh cage, and posterior fusion of C3 to C6 using titanium rods and lateral mass screws. Surgical treatment was supported with skull traction and antituberculous therapy. Conclusion: This case shows that complete neurologic recovery is feasible in spinal quadriplegia that fails to respond to antituber-culous therapy when adequate decompression and fusion are done.