Patient with vertebrae tuberculosis saved from paralysis
A 30-year-old man, who complained of back pain at the King Saud Medical City, was saved from paralysis after he underwent a spine surgery.
Spinal surgery consultant Dr. Abdullah Hamad pointed out that x-rays showed severe erosion in the fifth and sixth thoracic vertebrae, as well as in the fifth lumbar vertebrae, with less severe erosion in the 12th thoracic vertebrae, the first lumbar vertebrae and the first sacral vertebrae.
Dr. Hamad said that the patient was in danger of being paralyzed, especially from the level of the sixth thoracic paragraph, and the fifth lumbar vertebrae. Tests showed tuberculosis in the vertebras.
The patient was put on treatment and underwent a stabilization of the upper thoracic paragraphs, and the installation of another lumbar spine and disability, taking samples of the lumbar and sacral vertebras.
The patient continues to receive treatment and his condition is improving.