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What does MRI report showing Pott s spine mean?

Dear sir, As advised by dr. MRI report of my wife s (41 yr old) pott s spine identified, after their advice i have taken conservative treatment (medication), after 4 months (not relif) they advice to x-ray of DL Spine, / Ap/cal, along with Blood test of SGPT, Uric Acid, CBC, ESR. as per x ray report of my wife (41 yr old) there is compression with minimal destruction of body of D12 noted, there is suspicious soft tissue swelling noted around it, the vertebrac show normal architecture, the vertebrac shows normal alignment, the disc space between D12-L1 is reduced, no spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis is seen, no radio opaque calculus is seen. Remarks: The findings are suggestive of ? Pott s Spine. The clinical corrclation and further cvaluation by CT scan is suggested.
Mon, 2 Dec 2019
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Usually, patients will present to opd with vague back pain later this pain may become troublesome and may not respond to general treatment.

Depending upon X-ray or MRI dl spine will be advised if it shows vertebral collapse which is due to Potts spine which means tuberculosis of vertebral body with surrounding soft tissue inflammation which is clearly seen with MRI.

Usually, they need 18 months of antitubercular treatment, if they have weakness of legs surgical fixation may be needed.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr Sateesh Gudla, General & Family Physician
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