Tuberculous spondylitis of the lumbosacral region - Long-term follow-up of patients treated by chemotherapy, transpedicular drainage, posterior instrumentation, and fusion


Bezer M., Kucukdurmaz F., Aydin N., Kocaoglu B. , Guven O.

JOURNAL OF SPINAL DISORDERS & TECHNIQUES, cilt.18, ss.425-429, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/01.bsd.0000171627.11171.6f
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF SPINAL DISORDERS & TECHNIQUES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.425-429

Özet

Objective: Tuberculosis spondylitis of the lumbosacral region has rarely been documented in the literature. We present an 87-month follow-up study of 7 of 62 patients with tuberculous spondylitis of the lumbosacral region treated by chemotherapy, transpedicular drainage, posterior instrumentation, and fusion. The purpose was to prove the hypothesis that chemotherapy with transpedicular drainage and single-stage posterior instrumentation-fusion is enough for the prevention of lumbar kyphosis and sagittal offset in selected cases.