Accession Number:

AD0707460

Title:

TREATMENT OF AN UNUSUAL CASE OF TUBERCULOSIS OF THE CERVICAL SPINE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EVACUATION HOSPITAL (121ST) APO SAN FRANCISCO 96220 NEUROSURGERY AND ORTHOPEDIC SERVICES

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The treatment of a patient with severe kyphosis of the cervical spine due to tuberculosis involving C2 to T2 inclusive has been outlined. It included antituberculous agents, cervical traction for reduction of the kyphosis and an anterior approach for simultaneous debridgement and fusion. The entire anterior cervical spine can be approached through a single incision and that a rather extensive fusion may result only in moderate limitation of motion. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE