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Isolated atypical spinal tuberculosis mistaken for neoplasia: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22531896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of isolated intra-spinal tuberculosis in a 45 year-old woman. The uncommon findings in MRI were more suggestive of tumor lesion.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: After 3 month history of low back pain and 2 weeks radiated pain of right lower extremity, an operation was performed and the total intra-spinal mass was resected. Histological examination revealed a granulomatous necrosis with caseum. Symptoms were greatly improved postoperatively and then the patient was treated with four anti-tuberculosis drugs.
CONCLUSION: This case indicated the complexity of differentiating atypical spinal tuberculosis from disease which could cause spinal cord and cauda equina compression.
Yang Yu; Xinwei Wang; Bin Du; Wen Yuan; Bin Ni; Deyu Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-04-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  22 Suppl 3     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-02     Completed Date:  2013-11-19     Revised Date:  2014-05-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S302-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Lumbar Vertebrae / pathology*
Middle Aged
Spinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Tuberculosis, Spinal / diagnosis*

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