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.
Rust sign