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Cervical Spine Tuberculosis with Quadriparesis . Complex Cervical Spine Surgery :- C3 Corpectomy & Decompression with C2-4 Expandable Cage and Fusion.

10 Mar 2021

43 yrs old home maker presented with progressive weakness of all 4 limbs since one month along with severe neck pain. She was unable to stand / walk and was bed ridden for 2 weeks . Investigations concluded that she had Cervical Spine Tuberculosis causing Cervical Spine instability with Cervical Cord compression due to epidural abscess leading to weakness in both hands and legs ( Quadriparesis ).

She underwent Cervical Spine Surgery and was mobilised with support the next day .Her neck pain improved significantly due to stability achived by the implant and restoration of saggital alignment .

Cervical Spine Tuberculosis in an adult presents as neck  pain with stiffness along with evening fever and weight loss.Progressing disease causes instability and weakness in legs and upper limbs. Early diagnosis and treatment will avoid complications due to disease process.

MRI Cervical Spine

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