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Suboccipital Pott’s Disease — Report of Two Cases

  • D. R. Ramon
  • A. Sanjuan
  • P. Fernandez de Retana
  • S. Garcia
  • J. M. Segur
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Abstract

Currently osteoarticular tuberculosis [5, 8, 10] remains the most frequently observed extrapulmonary form of tuberculosis [10]. The spine is involved in 50 to 60% of the cases of osteoarticular tuberculosis, most commonly of the dorsolumbar level [2, 3]. Cervical Pott’s disease is an uncommon localization (1–10% of the cases with spinal involvement) and its appearance in the suboccipital region is even rarer (0–4.8%), although its consequences are much more serious [1, 4, 6, 12].

Keywords

Cervical Spine Atlantoaxial Subluxation Tuberculous Spondylitis Osteoarticular Tuberculosis Prevertebral Space 
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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. Ramon
    • 1
  • A. Sanjuan
    • 1
  • P. Fernandez de Retana
    • 1
  • S. Garcia
    • 1
  • J. M. Segur
    • 1
  1. 1.BarcelonaSpain

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