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International Orthopaedics

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 85–86 | Cite as

Correlation of canal encroachment with neurological deficit in tuberculosis of the spine

  • A. K. Jain
  • A. Aggarwal
  • G. Mehrotra
ORIGINAL PAPER

Abstract

 CT scans of fifteen patients with tuberculosis of the spine without neurological deficit were analysed for canal encroachment. We calculated that up to 76% encroachment of the spinal canal by tubercular pathological tissue is compatible with undisturbed neural status.

Keywords

Tuberculosis Neurological Deficit Spinal Canal Pathological Tissue Neural Status 
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Résumé

 Quinze malades atteints de tuberculose de 1a colonne vertébrale sans insuffisance neurologique (quadriplégie ou paraplégie) on été examinés par scanner pour 1e pourcentage de l’empiètement du canal. D’après cette étude, soixante seize pourcent de l’empiètement du canal vertébral par le tissu pathologique tuberculeux est compatible avec l’état neurologique non derangé ou intact.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Jain
    • 1
  • A. Aggarwal
    • 1
  • G. Mehrotra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics, University College of Medical Sciences and G.T.B. Hospital, Shahdara, Delhi-110095, India, Tel.: (Res.) +91-575-721543, 781897, Fax: +91-11-2290495IN

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