spondylarthrocace(spon?dil-ar-throk'a-se) [? + ? + kake, badness]
Tuberculosis of the vertebrae. Synonym: spondylocace
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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.
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