Thoracic and lumbar tuberculous spondylitis treated by posterior debridement, graft placement, and instrumentation: a retrospective analysis in 19 cases


Guzey F., Emel E., Bas N., Hacisalihoglu S., Seyithanoglu M. H. , Karacor S., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, vol.3, no.6, pp.450-458, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/spi.2005.3.6.0450
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.450-458

Abstract

Object. Surgical treatment of thoracic and lumbar tuberculous spondylitis is controversial. An anterior approach is usually recommended. The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of posterior debridement and the placement of posterior instrumentation for the treatment of patients with thoracic and lumbar tuberculous spondylitis.