Neck swelling: Unusual manifestation of Pott’s spine

Dosemane, Deviprasad and Shetty, Ashok and Kamath, Panduranga M and Bhojwani , Kiran M and *, Mariam Kuriakose Supriya (2014) Neck swelling: Unusual manifestation of Pott’s spine. Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied, 15. pp. 135-137.

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Tuberculosis (TB) of the skeletal system constitutes only 1–3% of extrapulmonary TB and usually involves the thoracic spine. These patients usually present with malaise, weight loss, night sweats, muscle spasms, paraspinal swellings or neurological deficits. We report a case of tuberculosis of the spine, which had an unusual presentation only as a painless neck swelling, without any neurological complications. The patient did not respond well to antitubercular therapy (ATT), necessitating thoracotomy and drainage of pus. Then his ATT was continued for 1 year and is asymptomatic during 1 year of follow up thereafter.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neck swelling; Tuberculosis: Pott’s spine
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > E.N.T
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2014 10:00
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 10:00

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