Multifocal Extensive Spinal Tuberculosis with Retropharyngeal Abscess

Authors

  • Farzana Shumy Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Ahmad Mursel Anam Post Graduate Trainee, Department of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • MA Jalil Chowdhury Professor, Department of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md Abul Kalam Azad Post Graduate Training, Department of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Samsun Nahar Post Graduate Training, Department of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v4i2.8646

Keywords:

Spinal Tuberculosis

Abstract

An unusual case of a young boy presenting with spinal tuberculosis involving cervical & thoracic vertebrae, along with retropharyngeal abscess is reported. The patient presented with progressive quadriparesis, fever, night sweat and cervical lymphadenopathy. The lab studies confirmed tuberculosis and patient received anti-tubercular chemotherapy. After development of quadriparesis, spinal surgery was done. The post operative course was uneventful and the patient is on gradual neurological recovery.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v4i2.8646

BSMMU J 2011; 4(2):128-130

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Shumy, F., Anam, A. M., Chowdhury, M. J., Azad, M. A. K., & Nahar, S. (2011). Multifocal Extensive Spinal Tuberculosis with Retropharyngeal Abscess. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 4(2), 128–130. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v4i2.8646

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