tuberculosis of the vertebrae.
spondylocace(spon?di-lok'a-se) [Gr. spondylos, vertebra, + kake, badness] Spondylarthrocace.
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.