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Atypical imaging of spinal tuberculosis: a case report and review of literature

Huijun Zhang, Zenghui Lu

Abstract


This is a case report of spinal tuberculosis combined with sacroiliac joint tuberculosis, pulmonary tuberculosis, chest wall tuberculosis and tuberculous pleurisy and the image of the patient is rare, special and not typical and it looks like a halo sign. It has an important reference value for the diagnosis of spine tuberculosis although it is a rare imaging manifestation and diagnosis was confirmed by pathology after the surgery. Therefore atypical imaging is often appeared in clinical practice and it is meaningful and necessary for the diagnosis of atypical spinal tuberculosis combined with multiple organ tuberculosis.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 24



http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2016.24.101.9701
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