Original article | Volume 26, Article 157, 16 Mar 2017 | 10.11604/pamj.2017.26.157.9536

A rare case of non-contiguous multifocal spinal tuberculosis

Hilal Abboud, Ahmed Elhankari

Corresponding author: Hilal Abboud, Neurosurgery Department, Med V, Souissi Medical School, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco

Received: 04 Apr 2016 - Accepted: 07 Mar 2017 - Published: 16 Mar 2017

Domain: Clinical medicine

Keywords: Spondylodiscitis, non-contiguous, multifocal

©Hilal Abboud et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Hilal Abboud et al. A rare case of non-contiguous multifocal spinal tuberculosis. Pan African Medical Journal. 2017;26:157. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2017.26.157.9536]

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A rare case of non-contiguous multifocal spinal tuberculosis

A rare case of non-contiguous multifocal spinal tuberculosis

Hilal Abboud1,&, Ahmed Elhankari2

 

1Neurosurgery Department, Med V, Souissi Medical School, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco, 2Radiology Department, Med V, Souissi Medical School, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco

 

 

&Corresponding author
Hilal Abboud, Neurosurgery Department, Med V, Souissi Medical School, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco

 

 

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Spinal tuberculosis is defined as an Infection of the intervertebral disc and the adjacent vertebral bodies, caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MT). It represents 40% of all osteo-articular spondylitis. It is a common disease in Africa, and recently there has been an upsurge in developed countries in relation to Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection. The early management is associated to a good outcome, and the diagnosis relies on imaging and disco-vertebral biopsy, it is characterized by a low amount MT in lesions and involves the slow multiplication MT. The treatment is based on antibacillary associated to surgical treatment in case of neurological deficit, and presence of vertebral column deformities. We report a rare case of a 46 years old patient, treated 3 years ago for pulmonary tuberculosis, who consults for diffuse back pain, the clinical examination finds a conscious patient, with a diffuse spinal syndrome, without neurological deficit or sphincter disorders. The radiological assessment shows a non contiguous multifocal spinal tuberculosis interesting the cervicodorsal and thoracolumbar junction.The patient underwent a vertebral biopsy, the histological examination confirms the spinal tuberculosis. He was proposed to surgical treatment to prevent the kyphosis progression.

 

 

Figure 1: A) spinal CT scan on sagittal section (bone window) objective two non contiguous locations, cervicodorsal and thoracolumbar lesions with typical mirroring invasion of the vertebral plate; B) coronal section (bone window): note the normal aspect of the vertebral bodies between the two locations; C) 3D reconstruction: cervicodorsal (C7 to T4) and thoracolumbar (D10 to L1) achievement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original article

A rare case of non-contiguous multifocal spinal tuberculosis

Original article

A rare case of non-contiguous multifocal spinal tuberculosis

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A rare case of non-contiguous multifocal spinal tuberculosis

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