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Syringomyelia as a delayed complication of lumbar–sacral adhesive arachnoiditis in Pott’s disease
  1. Gautam Jesrani,
  2. Jaspreet Kaur,
  3. Monica Gupta and
  4. Nishit Sawal
  1. Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Monica Gupta; monicamanish2001{at}


Syringomyelia is the development of a fluid-filled cyst (syrinx) within the spinal cord and is an extremely rare chronic manifestation of tuberculosis. The syrinx so formed may expand over time, causing compression or destruction of spinal tracts and surrounding nerve roots. Development of syringomyelia in a patient of Pott’s disease is particularly infrequent. We report this rare case of a 31-year-old man with syringomyelia as a prolonged complication of Pott’s disease.

  • infectious diseases
  • bone and joint infections
  • TB and other respiratory infections
  • spinal cord
  • orthopaedics

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  • Contributors All the authors have provided substantial contributions in the clinical management of the case and literature review on the topic in question. GJ and JK have drafted the manuscript and MG and NS have revised it critically for important intellectual content. All the authors have read the final version and approved it. All the authors agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

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