Neck swelling: Unusual manifestation of Pott's spine

D. Deviprasad, Ashok Shetty, M. Panduranga Kamath, Kiran Bhojwani, Mariam Kuriakose Supriya
2014 Egyptian Journal of Ear Nose Throat and Allied Sciences  
Tuberculosis (TB) of the skeletal system constitutes only 1-3% of extrapulmonary TB and usually involves the thoracic spine. These patients usually present with malaise, weight loss, night sweats, muscle spasms, paraspinal swellings or neurological deficits. We report a case of tuberculosis of the spine, which had an unusual presentation only as a painless neck swelling, without any neurological complications. The patient did not respond well to antitubercular therapy (ATT), necessitating
more » ... otomy and drainage of pus. Then his ATT was continued for 1 year and is asymptomatic during 1 year of follow up thereafter.
doi:10.1016/j.ejenta.2013.12.004 fatcat:ydpejducuvgo3k5nvhgvxv2b24