Acta Medica Iranica 2001. 39(1):54-57.

"A case report of Pott’s disease with unusual involvement of two separate levels of spine and delayed progressive Kyphosis "
Rahimi Movaghar V


In Pott’s disease (tuberculous spondylitis), involvement of two separate levels of spine is rare. Attention to stability of spine prevents delayed progressive kyphosis. A 12-year-old girl presented with neck pain, tenderness and swelling Imaging showed Cl—C2 and T9-T10 and destruction. Mild spastic paraparesis was noticed. Preoperative diagnosis was metastasis. T9, T10 and T11 laminectomy and cervical operations were done in 2 sessions. Both pathologic examinations confirmed tuberculosis. Although antituberculous medications and casting were performed, kyhosis progressed and neurologic deficit restrated. Reportation was done for spinal cord decompression and stabilzation. Tuberculosis could involve multiple spinal levels. Laminectomy is not suggested in children. Bone fusion and serial observations are important.


Pott’s disease, Tuberculous spondylitis, Atlantoaxial dislocation, T9-T10 destruction, Laminectomy, Kyphosis, Child,

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