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Am J Otolaryngol. 2009 Sep-Oct;30(5):350-2. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2008.06.016. Epub 2009 Mar 6.

A neck mass with brachial plexus injury: Pott's disease.

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  • 1Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat, Faculty of Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey. draycicek@mynet.com


Tuberculous osteomyelitis of the spine is most commonly seen in lower thoracic and lumbar vertebrae. Cervical spine tuberculosis is a very rare condition, and it represents a very small part of all patients with Pott's disease. We present a case with thoraco-cervical Pott's disease, with left-sided neck mass and left arm and hand weakness and numbness. The patient had a paraspinal abscess under the sternocleidomastoid muscle that was compressing the brachial plexus.

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