Tuberculosis of the craniovertebral junction

  title={Tuberculosis of the craniovertebral junction},
  author={Muhammad Asad Qureshi and Waseem Afzal and Ahmed Bilal Khalique and Ibrahim Farooq Pasha and Max Aebi},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
Tuberculosis (TB) of craniovertebral junction (CVJ) occurs in 1–5 % of cases of TB spondylitis. This can be a life-threatening condition due to mass effect of infective process or resultant instability. Surgical indications for TB of CVJ are not clear from literature. We have reviewed all the patients with TB of CVJ admitted at our center between 2005 and 2010. There were 15 patients including 10 males and 5 females. Average age was 38 years and average duration of symptoms was 8 months. All… CONTINUE READING


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