malum vertebrale suboccipitale
malum vertebrale suboccipitale(1) An obsolete term that formerly dignified tuberculosis of the first and second vertebrae.
(2) Vertebral tuberculosis; Pott’s disease; tuberculous spondylitis.
Rust,Johann N., German surgeon, 1775-1840.
Rust disease - tuberculosis of the two upper cervical vertebrae and their articulations. Synonym(s): malum vertebrale suboccipitale; spondylarthrocace; spondylocace
Rust phenomenon - in cancer of the upper cervical vertebrae, the patient supports the head by the hands when changing from the recumbent to the sitting posture or the reverse.