Percutaneous trans ilio-sacral biopsy of the spine in sacral tuberculosis

Show simple item record Visser, Hilgaard Frans Motsitsi, Nkosana Silas 2008-09-02T12:10:21Z 2008-09-02T12:10:21Z 2008
dc.description.abstract Spinal tuberculosis is the most common form of skeletal tuberculosis. Tuberculous involvement of the lower spine is rare. Sacral tuberculosis is very rare; most reported cases in the literature are case reports. Spinal tuberculosis may present atypically: neural arch involvement, skip lesions, sacral involvement, or as extradural tuberculosis. Diagnostic bone biopsy is an integral part of patient work-up. Patients may be infected by a variety of micro organisms, especially patients who are HIV positive or those who have AIDS. The gold standard technique for biopsy of the sacrum is CT-guided percutaneous biopsy. The technique has a very low complication rate in experienced hands. We describe a simple, safe and fast percutaneous biopsy technique we used to obtain biopsy of the upper sacrum. The details are stated in this report. en
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dc.identifier.citation Visser, HF & Motsitsi, NS 2008, 'Percutaneous trans ilio-sacral biopsy of the spine in sacral tuberculosis', The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, vol. 8, no. 1. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 1531-2968
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Internet Scientific Publications LLC en
dc.rights Internet Scientific Publications LLC en
dc.subject Sacral tuberculosis en
dc.subject Percutaneous technique en
dc.subject Ilio-sacral approach en
dc.subject.lcsh Spine--Tuberculosis
dc.subject.lcsh Tomography
dc.subject.lcsh Sacroiliac joint--Radiography
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive persons
dc.title Percutaneous trans ilio-sacral biopsy of the spine in sacral tuberculosis en
dc.type Article en

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