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Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Diagnosis of Thoracic Spinal Tuberculosis*

Michael Dusmet, MD; Nermin Halkic, MD; Jean Marc Corpataux, MD
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*From the Department of Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Correspondence to: Michael Dusmet, MD, Department of Surgery, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland; e-mail: Michael.Dusmet@chuv.hospvd.ch



Chest. 1999;116(5):1471-1472. doi:10.1378/chest.116.5.1471
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Tuberculous spondylitis is rare in economically well-developed countries. MRI is the most sensitive radiologic method of diagnosis. CT-guided fine needle aspiration can be an appropriate method for obtaining samples for culture, with positive cultures in 25 to 89% of cases. However, it can take >6 weeks for specimens to grow, and it is essential to have adequate culture and sensitivity studies for the diagnosis and treatment of mycobacterial diseases. We propose a minimally invasive diagnostic approach that ensures that adequate surgical specimens are obtained prior to initiating treatment.

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