Simple jQuery Dropdowns
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Treatment of acute tuberculous spondylitis by the spinal shortening osteotomy: A technical notes and case illustrations
Authors: Pongsthorn Chanplakorn
Niramol Chanplakorn
Chaiwat Kraiwattanapong
Wiwat Wajanavisit
Wichien Laohacharoensombat
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2011
Citation: Asian Spine Journal. Vol.5, No.4 (2011), 237-244
Abstract: Surgical treatment for spinal tuberculosis is necessary in particular cases that a large amount of necrotic tissue is encountered and there is spinal cord compression. A spinal shortening osteotomy procedure has previously been described for the correction of the sagittal balance in a late kyphotic deformity, but there have been no reports on this as a surgical treatment in the acute stage. Thus, the aim of this report is to present the surgical techniques and clinical results of 3 patients who were treated with this procedure. Three patients with tuberculous spondylitis at the thoracic spine were surgically treated with this procedure. All the patients presented with severe progressive back pain, kyphotic deformity and neurological deficit. The patients recovered uneventfully from surgery without further neurological deterioration. Their pain was improved and the patients remained free of pain during the follow-up period. In conclusion, posterior spinal shortening osteotomy is an alternative method for the management of tuberculous spondylitis.
ISSN: 19767846
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.