19 Harley St, London, W1G 9QJ, UK

Spinal tuberculosis: Our experience and a review of imaging methods.

Related Articles

Spinal tuberculosis: Our experience and a review of imaging methods.

Neuroradiol J. 2015 Oct;28(5):498-503

Authors: Rauf F, Chaudhry UR, Atif M, ur Rahaman M

We share our experience of 2000 spinal tuberculosis (TB) cases, including both typical and atypical presentations. The aim of the study is to estimate the incidence and types of spinal TB referred to our department for diagnosis. 2000 patients were selected by convenience sampling from January 2006 to September 2010. Study design was descriptive and among 2000 mostly unknown cases without evidence of symptoms of systemic TB (1080 males and 920 females). MRI without and with IV contrast, CECT with MPR, and in some cases not fit for MRI, CT myelography, were performed. Out of 2000 cases of tuberculous spine, 1080 (54%) were male and 920 (46%) were female. Their age ranged from 8-60 years. About 90% of patients were below the age of 40 years. Peak age among the males and females was 20-29 years and 14-35 years, respectively. The most common site of involvement was dorsal spine (45%) followed by lumbo-sacral spine (33%), cervical spine (10%) and at multiple levels (12%). Biopsies were done in 240 (12%) cases. Spinal TB should always be suspected when radiographs demonstrate a destructive spinal process. Awareness and prompt management of TB spine will help in reducing the continuing morbidity of this disease.

PMID: 26450101 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Share to care...

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on google
Share on linkedin
Share on skype

What we do...

The Harley Street Hospital


What is London spine unit and How it Works

The London Spine Unit was established in 2005 and has successfully treated over 5000 patients. All conditions are treated.

We treat all spinal disorders

The London Spine Unit specialises in Minimally Invasive Treatments allowing rapid recovery and return to normal function

Trusted by patients worldwide

The London Spine Unit provides the highest quality care to all patients and has VIP services for those seeking exceptional services

What our patients say about us ......

L5 Nerve Root Compression

A very good experience. Efficient and friendly. Aftercare at the hospital was excellent. Patricia M. You May Also Like:Referred Left Leg PainDegenerate lumbar discEntrapment of

Read More »