Spinal Tuberculosis – Diagnostic Tests and Medical Management

This spine surgery lecture covers spinal tuberculosis diagnostic tests and medical management.

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Lecturer: Rishi Kanna, MS, MRCS, FNB

Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentation
  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

DOI: 10.28962/01.3.145

Ref.ID: 8_2_kanna

What you will cover in this lecture

This spine surgery lecture covers spinal tuberculosis diagnostic tests and medical management. Histopathological confirmation is the gold standard for diagnosis. Other tests such as ESR, white cell counts, CRP and Tuberculin tests provide supportive evidence. Radiographs are the first line of investigation but diagnose the disease late. MRI shows early infective features, the status of the cord, and helps in assessing treatment response. The advent of chemotherapy has significantly improved outcome in patients with tuberculosis. Anti tubercular drugs are able to achieve therapeutic levels in caseous tissues and abscesses. If initiated early, complications of tuberculosis like deformity and neurological deficits can be avoided.

Learning Objectives

  1. To know the appropriate serological investigations, tissue analysis and imaging studies to diagnose spinal tuberculosis.
  2. To know the principles behind medical management of spinal tuberculosis.
  3. To understand the pharmacology of important drugs used in treating spinal tuberculosis.

Target Groups

Practicing Spine Surgeons

in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification

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Lecture Presentation

Spinal Tuberculosis – Diagnostic Tests and Medical Management

Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentation
  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

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