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Rivista di Neurochirurgia
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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2009 Dicembre;53(4):161-4
Pott disease mimics postsurgical pyogenic spondylodiscitis
Çelik S. E.
Department of Neurosurgery, Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Postsurgical pyogenic spondylodiscitis is a well known complication of lumbar microdiscectomy. However; Pott disease after the early period of lumbar microdiscectomy has not been reported so far. Pott disease may mimic infectious complications of surgery and may be a reason of misdiagnosis. The author reports a 51 years old case nonresponsive to nonspecific antibiotic administration with diagnostic difficulty. To the author’s knowledge this is the first Pott case that mimics postsurgical pyogenic spondylodiscitis.