Tuberculous Spondylitis in Haji Adam Malik Hospital, Medan
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Ankylosing tuberculosis is an infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in one or more components of the vertebrae, it is also known as Pott disease or tuberculous spondylitis. This might become is a potential cause for morbidity, including neurological deficits and permanent deformity of the spine. Management of TB Spondylitis in general is chemotherapy with anti tuberculosis drugs (ATG), immobilization, and spine surgical interventions. Restrospective study was conducted to analyze the patients of TB Spondylitis who hadperformed surgery at Haji Adam Malik hospital from June 2015 to June 2017. The most common location is thoracal (10%), lumbal (3%), and thoracolumbal junction (3%). Decompression laminectomy with fusion (18%) is the most suitable option for surgery management. Majority, pre operation ASIA scale is D (8%) and post operation is E (8%). It means that surgical plays important role in management of tuberculous spondylitis.