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Instrumentação anterior da coluna em espondilite tuberculosa mal de pott: Relato de caso

Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria (Impact Factor: 1.01). 01/2002; DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2002000100026
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ABSTRACT Relatamos caso de tratamento cirúrgico com instrumentação anterior em espondilite tuberculosa (mal de Pott), em mulher de 71 anos, que se encontrava em tratamento para tuberculose na forma pulmonar e evoluiu com dor lombar, dificuldade progressiva para deambular, cifose e disfunção vesical. A ressonância magnética revelou lesão nos corpos vertebrais de T12 e L1 com abcesso paravertebral. A paciente foi tratada cirurgicamente por acesso tóraco-abdominal lateral. Os corpos vertebrais foram ressecados, foi instalado uma gaiola vertical (mesh cage) e a coluna foi estabilizada com placa lateral (Z plate) e parafusos fixados em T11 e L2. Essa técnica permite boa artrodese dos corpos vertebrais remanescentes e boa estabilidade da coluna, sem comprometer a eficácia dos tuberculostáticos. A paciente foi avaliada um ano após a operação e não apresentava déficit motor, dor residual e a cifose foi desfeita.

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