tuberculous spondylitis


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Related to tuberculous spondylitis: pyogenic spondylitis

tu·ber·cu·lous spon·dy·li·tis

tuberculous infection of the spine associated with a sharp angulation of the spine at the point of disease.
Synonym(s): Pott disease

tu·ber·cu·lous spon·dy·li·tis

(tū-bĕr'kyū-lŭs spon'di-lī'tis)
Tuberculous infection of the spine associated with a sharp angulation of the spine at the point of disease.
Synonym(s): Pott disease.

Pott,

Sir Percivall, English surgeon, 1713-1788.
Pott abscess - tuberculous abscess of the spine.
Pott aneurysm - dilation and tortuosity of a vein resulting from an acquired communication with an adjacent artery. Synonym(s): aneurysmal varix
Pott curvature - a gibbous deformity, i.e., a sharp angulation of the spine, occurring in Pott disease. Synonym(s): angular curvature
Pott disease - tuberculous infection of the spine associated with a sharp angulation of the spine at the point of disease. Synonym(s): tuberculous spondylitis
Pott eversion osteotomy
Pott fracture - fracture of the lower part of the fibula and of the malleolus of the tibia, with outward displacement of the foot.
Pott gangrene - dry gangrene occurring in the aged in consequence of occlusion of an artery, particularly affecting the extremities. Synonym(s): senile gangrene
Pott paralysis - Synonym(s): Pott paraplegia
Pott paraplegia - paralysis of the lower part of the body and the extremities due to pressure on the spinal cord as the result of tuberculous spondylitis. Synonym(s): Pott paralysis
Pott puffy tumor - a circumscribed swelling of the scalp indicating an underlying osteitis of the skull or an extradural abscess.
Pott spinal curvature
Pott I syndrome - Synonym(s): Dupuytren fracture
Pott II syndrome - dry gangrene caused by arterial obstruction. Synonym(s): senile gangrene

tu·ber·cu·lous spon·dy·li·tis

(tū-bĕr'kyū-lŭs spon'di-lī'tis)
Tuberculous infection of the spine associated with a sharp angulation of the spine at the point of disease.
Synonym(s): Pott disease.
References in periodicals archive ?
Commonly, tuberculous spondylitis affects the thoracic and thoracolumbar segments with initial destruction of the vertebral bodies.
Diagnostic suspicion of tuberculous spondylitis is based on clinical and radiological features.
Although clinical and radiological findings can be suggestive of tuberculous spondylitis, biopsy--either open biopsy or CT-guided percutaneous aspiration biopsy (PAB)--should be performed in order to obtain a definitive diagnosis.
The goal of tuberculous spondylitis treatment is not only to eradicate infection but also to treat and prevent neurological complications and spinal deformities.
Lee, "Comparison of pyogenic spondylitis and tuberculous spondylitis," Asian Spine Journal, vol.
Our objective was to find the frequencies of the different magnetic resonance imaging patterns of tuberculous spondylitis in general public.
Patients who were diagnosed as having tuberculous spondylitis after MRI scan and were willing to give informed consent were further evaluated for MRI patterns.
Patients having history of trauma to spine, neck pain, having pain of less than three months duration, and patients with MRI finding other than tuberculous spondylitis e.g.
MRI scan of thoracic or lumbar spine of the patients after being diagnosed as having features of Tuberculous spondylitis after MRI scan were further evaluated and analyzed for having different patterns of involvement of the spine.
In this study diagnosis of Spinal tuberculosis and its differentiation from pyogenic was based on studies by Jung6 and Smith.7 With help of features described,6,7 diagnosis of tuberculous spondylitis was made with sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy values of 100%, 80%, and 90%.
deVere White, "Tuberculous spondylitis as a complication of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy," Journal of Urology, vol.
Clinical and radiological presentation of adult tuberculous spondylitis. Tanaffos 2003;2:59-65.