A Case Report of Paraplegic Pott's Disease Exhibiting Cervical Vertebral Involvement

Hekimoglu S., Cesur S., Ataman-Hatipoglu C., Ilgar T., Kaya-Kilic E., Kinikli S., ...More

KLIMIK JOURNAL, vol.30, no.1, pp.45-47, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/kd.2017.10
  • Journal Name: KLIMIK JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-47
  • Keywords: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, spinal tuberculosis, SPINAL TUBERCULOSIS, DIAGNOSIS
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Cervical vertebral involvement is extremely rare in Pott's disease but it may lead to severe complications. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment is required. In this report, a 23 year-old paraplegic male with cervical vertebral involvement showing magnetic resonance imaging findings for Pott's abscess was presented. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated from the abscess culture and he had positive interferon-gamma release assay. As this case demonstrated vertebral tuberculosis should be kept in mind in patients admitted with severe neck pain and progressive neurological deficit, and these patients should also be investigated in this respect.