Surgery for Tuberculosis of the Cervical Spine with Reduction of Deformity

  • R. Louis
Conference paper


Spinal tuberculosis is a disease now rarely encountered in the industrialized countries. The cases that do arise are usually seen in emigrants from developing countries. It is therefore useful to review our experience with our collegues who have very little experience in Europe. We report our extensive experience in this field based on 325 case histories of Pott’s disease treated at Dakar during a five year tour of duty (1966–1971). In the context of two surgically treated cases of tuberculosis of the cervical spine we review the principles, methods and results involved in the surgical treatment of 52 cases of severe spinal tuberculosis.


Cervical Spine Vertebral Body Neurological Recovery Spinal Tuberculosis Kyphotic Deformity 
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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Louis
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  1. 1.MarseilleFrance

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