Potts disease

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Pott's′ disease`


caries of the bodies of the vertebrae, often resulting in marked curvature of the spine.
[1825–35; after Percival Pott (1714–88), British surgeon, who described it]
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Acute kyphotic deformity of the upper thoracic spine with loss of vertebral body height, vertebral body fusion, posterior element fusion, and kyphosis consistent with the patient's known history of Potts disease was also seen in chest CT.
All the samples aspirated showed acid-fast gram negative bacilli, thus confirming our clinical diagnosis of Potts disease of spine associated with a huge retropharyngeal abscess.At follow up nearly six 3 months later Xray of his cervical spine showed a near normal prevertebral space and the patient was given antitubercular treatment for 15 months.(See picture 2 x-ray cervical spine lateral view showing nearly normal retropharyngeal space).