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Video-assisted thoracic surgery diagnosis of thoracic spinal tuberculosis.
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Tuberculous spondylitis is rare in economically well-developed countries. MRI is the most sensitive radiologic method of diagnosis. CT-guided fine needle aspiration can be an appropriate method for obtaining samples for culture, with positive cultures in 25 to 89% of cases. However, it can take >6 weeks for specimens to grow, and it is essential to have adequate culture and sensitivity studies for the diagnosis and treatment of mycobacterial diseases. We propose a minimally invasive diagnostic approach that ensures that adequate surgical specimens are obtained prior to initiating treatment.
Adult, Biopsy, Fluoroscopy, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Sensitivity and Specificity, Spinal Fusion, Spondylitis, Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted, Thoracic Vertebrae, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Tuberculosis, Spinal
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