Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : tuberculous spondylodiscitis

Role of HRCT chest in correlation of pulmonary tuberculosis with tuberculous spondylodiscitis

Dr. Ravi Soni, Dr. Suhail Khan, Dr. Bharat Jain, Dr. Shrinidhi Kulkarni, Dr. Monica Satyam, Dr. Kapil Vyas

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 897-903

Tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial infection which primarily affects the lung parenchyma
but it can affect any other part of the body. Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex is mainly
responsible for majority of cases in India and worldwide, but other species are also
responsible for causing tuberculosis among which includes M. bovis, M. africanum, M.
microti, M. Canetti. We retrospectively reviewed 40 patients of histologically or
microbiologically proven diagnosis of TB spondylitis from the time period of January 2020 to
October 2021 in the Radio-Diagnosis and Imaging Department of Pacific Medical College
and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Findings such as cavitation, consolidation, tree in
bud opacities, miliary nodules are suggestive of pulmonary tuberculosis. Out of 5 patients
suffering from active pulmonary tuberculosis, cavitation was seen in 20% (1 patient) on chest
skiagram whereas 40% (2 patients) showed cavitation on HRCT chest. Consolidation was
seen in 60% (3 patients) on chest skiagram whereas it was seen in 80% (4 patients) on HRCT