The purpose of this educational exhibit is to: To enumerate various patterns and sites of spinal tuberculosis To illustrate the imaging spectrum of spinal tuberculosis and the role of MRI in decision making process.
Spinal tuberculosis is one of the most common sites of extra-pulmonary tubercular infection.
It is one of the oldest disease known to the mankind and even to this date,
there is significant prevalence and morbidity of this condition in developing countries. Predisposing factors • Poverty • Overcrowding • Illiteracy • Malnutrition • Alcoholism • Drug abuse • Diabetes mellitus • Immunosuppressive treatment • HIV infection • FokI polymorphism in the vitamin-D receptorgene. Pathogenesis of spinal...
Findings and procedure details
A pictorial review of various imaging patterns and sites of Spinal tuberculosis is made: VERTEBRAL TUBERCULOSIS - POTT'S SPINE PARADISKAL: A paradiskal lesion is adjacent to the intervertebral disc leading to a narrowing of the disc space (Fig.
The disc space narrowing is caused either by destruction of subchondral bone with subsequent herniation of the disk into the vertebral body or by direct involvement of the disk (2) . This is the most common pattern of spinal tuberculosis. MR...
Spinal tuberculosis with various patterns and sites of involvement can be a great masquerade and knowledge of the imaging spectrum helps in early decision making process.
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