Surgical management of Pott's disease
of the spine in pediatric patients: A single surgeon's experience of 8 years in a tertiary care center.
In this article, we describe a case of cervical spine tuberculosis with retropharyngeal abscess in a patient in whom early diagnosis and intervention prevented the serious complications associated with Pott's disease
required continuous use of a frame or brace for at least a year; full recovery took up to 5 years.
Shaw described a case of Pott's disease
in a 13-year-old boy.
Spinal Tuberculosis is rare and commonest vertebra to be affected by mycobacterium tuberculosis in adults is the 10th thoracic vertebra and the cervical spine is affected in less than a fifth of cases of pott's disease
of the spine.
of the spine may mimic other disease processes, and thus a definite list of differential diagnosis should be kept in mind before proceeding with specific treatment.
of the cervical spine presenting as a deep neck infection.
In the case presented, lateral x-ray of the neck was diagnostic of the pott's disease
of the cervical spine with a huge retropharyngeal abscess.
accounts for 2% of all TB infections.