Pott's disease of the cervical spine.

  title={Pott's disease of the cervical spine.},
  author={Robert R Slater and R W Beale and Elizabeth Bullitt},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={84 4},
Tuberculosis of the cervical spine is relatively rare, and the diagnosis is often delayed. Roentgenograms and computerized tomography of the cervical spine can provide important diagnostic clues. Chemotherapy is the mainstay of treatment, but when neurologic deficits are present the best treatment is debridement and anterior spinal fusion combined with antituberculous chemotherapy. The incidence of tuberculosis is increasing in parallel with the growing numbers of immunocompromised patients… CONTINUE READING