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Management of Craniovertebral Junction Tuberculosis Presenting with Atlantoaxial Dislocation

Dammann, Philipp
Sure, Ulrich
Published in Acta neurochirurgica. Supplementum. 2019, vol. 125, p. 337-344
Abstract Tuberculosis (TB) rarely involves the craniovertebral junction (CVJ). Atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD) is one of the most commonly encountered lesions in craniocervical TB. The incidence of TB and its craniovertebral manifestation is increasing even in developed countries because of intercontinental migration and increased prevalence rates of immunosuppression conditions. While the treatment of craniovertebral TB is well standardized and relies on conservative measures, the treatment of TB with AAD is disputable. In this paper we present a review of the literature and elucidate our approach to craniovertebral TB with AAD through a case illustration.
Keywords Atlanto-Axial JointHumansJoint Dislocations/etiology/therapyTuberculosis, Spinal/complications/therapy
PMID: 30610343
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Research group Groupe Schaller Karl Lothard (neurochirurgie) (851)
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MOLLIQAJ, Granit et al. Management of Craniovertebral Junction Tuberculosis Presenting with Atlantoaxial Dislocation. In: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement, 2019, vol. 125, p. 337-344. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-62515-7_49 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:143918

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