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Keywords

tuberculosis
upper cervical spine
atlantoaxial dislocation

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Khelifa, A., Berchiche, L., Bennabi, W., Al Zekri, M., & Morsli, A. . (2021). Upper cervical spine tuberculosis: A case report. Romanian Neurosurgery, 35(2), 189–191. Retrieved from https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/roneurosurgery/article/view/1839

Abstract

Tuberculosis is an infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis; mainly affects the lungs; spinal tuberculosis presents 6 % of the extrapulmonary locations; Upper cervical spine tuberculosis is a rare condition and counts only 0.3 to 1 % of all spinal tuberculosis; that makes it a rare condition studied by few case reports. We report a case of upper cervical spine tuberculosis of the atlantoaxial facet joint. 

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