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Experiments in Rhinology & Otolaryngology

A Rare Case of Cervical T.B Spine Causing Prevertebral Abscess & Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Paralysis of Right Side

Submission: August 06, 2018;Published: September 21, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ERO.2018.02.000542

ISSN: 2637-7780
Volume2 Issue3


Tuberculosis (TB) of the spine (Pott’s disease) is one of the most common and dangerous form of extra pulmonary TB infection. But Cervical spine tuberculosis is an uncommon form of tuberculosis of the spine. Usually lower thoracic spine is involved, followed by the middle thoracic and finally only the cervical spine gets involved with tuberculosis [1]. In 1779, Percivall Pott, for whom the disease is named, presented the classic description of spinal tuberculosis. TB of the cervical spine also called Morb Pott disease, or tuberculous spondylitis [2]. Spinal caries is the most common and is the most dangerous form of skeletal tuberculosis [2].

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