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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-85

Tuberculosis of spine


Department of Orthopaedics, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India

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Vinod Agrawal
Sevenhills Hospital, Marol-Maroshi Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai - 400 059, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8237.77671

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Tuberculosis of the spine is one of the most common spine pathology in India. Over last 4 decades a lot has changed in the diagnosis, medical treatment and surgical procedures to treat this disorder. Further developments in diagnosis using molecular genetic techniques, more effective antibiotics and more aggressive surgical protocols have become essential with emergence of multidrug resistant TB. Surgical procedures such as single stage anterior and posterior stabilization, extrapleral dorsal spine anterior stabilization and endoscopic thoracoscopic surgeries have reduced the mortality and morbidity of the surgical procedures. is rapidly progressing. It is a challenge to treat MDR-TB Spine with late onset paraplegia and progressive deformity. Physicians must treat tuberculosis of spine on the basis of Culture and sensitivity.


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