Cervical Spine infection with Kyphosis

65 year old lady with chronic renal failure  complained of pain in neck and gradual difficult in walking.

Her MRI revealed infection at C5 and C6 vertebral level with kyphosis

The infective tissue was pressing on the spinal cord giving rise to symptoms of cervical myelopathy

CT scan of the cervical spine revealed complete destruction and collapse of C5 and C6 vertebra with kyphosis deformity

She was operated in two stages

 

1. C5 and C6 Corpectomy and reconstruction with a cage.

2. Posterior cervical instrumentation and fusion C3 to T1

She was later treated with culture directed antibiotics.

Patient recovered well after the surgery and could get back to her normal life.

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