International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2018, Volume 4 Issue 1

Craniovertebral junction tuberculosis with Subluxation

Author(s): Dr. Gautham Kiron T and Dr. Girish Chandra Rangaswamy
Abstract: Tuberculosis of the Craniovertebral junction is a rare and potentially dangerous condition. Neurological complications are more serious and common than with that of other vertebrae. Hence the need for early recognition and appropriate treatment. Management of craniovertebral junction tuberculosis has been an ever debatable topic of discussion, varying from purely conservative to surgical interventional protocols with no proper consensus. Presenting here 10 cases of occipitocervical tuberculosis with destruction of the occipital condyle with subluxation with or without retropharyngeal abscess formation, managed surgically by posterior occipito-cervical stabilization and fusion with a review of literature
Pages: 962-966  |  1002 Views  8 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Gautham Kiron T, Dr. Girish Chandra Rangaswamy. Craniovertebral junction tuberculosis with Subluxation. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(1):962-966. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i1n.140
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences