Craniovertebral junction tuberculosis: a new comprehensive therapeutic strategy.

  title={Craniovertebral junction tuberculosis: a new comprehensive therapeutic strategy.},
  author={Ramesh Teegala and Pradyuth Kumar and Shashank Sharad Kale and Bhawani Shankar Sharma},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={946-55; discussion 955}
OBJECTIVE To establish a scoring system and management algorithm for patients with diagnosed craniovertebral junction tuberculosis. The specific goals were: 1) to avoid new neurological deficits; 2) to avoid morbidity and compromise in the quality of life associated with prolonged, rigid, cumbersome external immobilization, such as with a sternal occipital mandibular immobilizer brace and halo traction; and 3) to prevent sudden death. METHODS All patients diagnosed with craniovertebral… CONTINUE READING


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