Neck swelling: Unusual manifestation of Pott's spine

D. Deviprasad, Ashok Shetty, M. Panduranga Kamath, Kiran Bhojwani, Mariam Kuriakose Supriya

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Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) of the skeletal system constitutes only 1-3% of extrapulmonary TB and usually involves the thoracic spine. These patients usually present with malaise, weight loss, night sweats, muscle spasms, paraspinal swellings or neurological deficits. We report a case of tuberculosis of the spine, which had an unusual presentation only as a painless neck swelling, without any neurological complications. The patient did not respond well to antitubercular therapy (ATT), necessitating thoracotomy and drainage of pus. Then his ATT was continued for 1. year and is asymptomatic during 1. year of follow up thereafter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalEgyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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