These lesions are not generally visible on routine xrays. These curves are called kyphotic if they are concave in anterior front and convex on posterior back and lordotic if they are convex in anterior and concave on posterior.
In the lumbar region the abscess gravitates along the psoas fascial sheath and usually Spondylothesis back braces into the groin just below the inguinal ligament.
But with improved public health measures, this age incidence has changed, and adults are more frequently affected. Coccyx or Coccygeal Spine: Human spine or vertebral column is a structure made of multiple small units called vertebra and extends from just below the base of skull to a point jut below the beginning of gluteal cleft.
Vertebrae have been modified according to the function they are expected to serve in different parts of spine. It constitutes about 50 percent of all cases of bone and joint TB.
Extradural Granuloma and Tuberculoma Sequestra [dead bone] from avascular diseased vertebral bodies or intervertebral disc Granulation tissue on the with paridural fibrosis [cicatrization or scar formation] Infarction of the cord by thrombosis or artertitis.
This spinal canal is the space where spinal cord passes. They also permit some movement between the vertebral bodies and transmission of weight. Pathology of Tuberculosis of Spine The bacteriae reaches the site of infection via blood stream. Here A general overview with terms is presented.
It is also called vertebral tuberculosis. On xray, the diseased vertebral body loses the normal bony trabeculae and many show areas of destruction or the body may be expanded or ballooned out like a tumor and finally collapse like vertebra plana.
In tuberculosis of the cervical spine, he holds his neck is extension and supports his head with one hand under the chin and the other over the occiput. The severity of the deformity depends upon the extent of destruction, the level of the lesion, and the number of vertebrae involved.
There are two neural foramen located between each pair of vertebrae, one on each side. There may be an afternoon or evening fever.
Spine appears straight in antero-posterior view That means looking from front or back but in lateral view or looking from a side, we can see multiple curves in the spine in different regions.
As the tuberculosis of spine progresses, vertebral bodies lose their mechanical strength due to progressive destruction under the force of body weight. Eventually the fibrous tissue is ossified, with resulting bony ankylosis of the collapsed vertebrae.Tuberculosis of spine is the most common site of skeletal tuberculosis accounts for 50 percent of the cases and may cause neural symptoms as well.Download