Pott's disease


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Pott's disease

[′päts di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Abnormal backward curvature of the spine caused by tuberculous osteitis.
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When diagnosing tuberculosis, physicians should include Pott's disease in the differential diagnosis when radiologic findings suggest spinal infections or a primary/secondary spinal neoplastic process.
In this article, we describe a case of cervical spine tuberculosis with retropharyngeal abscess in a patient in whom early diagnosis and intervention prevented the serious complications associated with Pott's disease.
severe spinal deformity was Pott's disease, tuberculosis of the
Tuberculosis of the skeletal system often results in Pott's disease, named for British surgeon Percival Pott, who lived from 1713 to 1788.
Anterior spinal fusion: The operative approach and pathological findings in 412 patients with Pott's disease of the spine.
Spinal Tuberculosis is rare and commonest vertebra to be affected by mycobacterium tuberculosis in adults is the 10th thoracic vertebra and the cervical spine is affected in less than a fifth of cases of pott's disease of the spine.