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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 240-244

Computed Tomography In Tuberculous Spondylitis - Appearances And Staging

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S. P Mohanty

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To study the CT appearances in tuberculous spondylitis and stage the disease by correlating the findings, CT scans of 58 patients in whom tuberculous spondylitis was proved histopathologically were evaluated. The dorsal spine was the most commonly involved region (55.1%). Osteolytic lesions were the most common pattern of bone destruction, accounting for 36.2% and another 31% in combination with fragmentary lesions. CT well depicted the paravertebral soft tissue shadow, the spinal canal and the involvement of posterior elements. The stages of osteoporosis, osteolysis, fragmentation and deformity could also be differentiated. CT imaging was useful in tuberculous spondylitis in isolated involvement of posterior elements, to visualize difficult sites like craniovertebral and cervicodorsal regions, and to visualize the level, extent and cause of cord compression. A staging of the disease was suggested based on a type of bone destruction and the presence of deformity.

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