Atypical spinal tuberculosis: posterior paravertebral spread

Komurcu E., Kizildag B., Kosar S., AKMAN T.

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY, vol.12, no.1, pp.47-50, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5350/btdmjb201612108
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-50
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Spinal tuberculosis phenomenon that is an extra pulmonary form of tuberculosis infection, the prognosis of which changes dramatically by early diagnosis and treatment, is still a significant health problem. While early diagnosis and treatment of typical spinal tuberculosis progressing typically is performed without any problems, incorrect treatment of spinal tuberculosis cases presenting atypical findings can lead to dramatic results despite the improvement in modern imaging techniques. In our study we aimed to present an atypical spinal tuberculosis case, for which a correct diagnosis based on abscess and fistula on the thigh that is unique in literature with accompanying pseudomonas co-infection presenting as an undefined atypical spread.