Thoracolumbar Tuberculosis : Implications for Appropriate Management based on Disease Location and Proposal of a Novel Scoring System

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Objective: To identify factors indicating disease severity in patients with thoracolumbar tuberculosis requiring surgical intervention. Design: Medical charts of patients who underwent surgery for thoracic and lumbar spinal tuberculosis from 1990-2005 were reviewed. Patients with different levels of disease were compared in terms of neurological deficits… (More)

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