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From: Debridement, internal fixation, and reconstruction using titanium mesh for the surgical treatment of thoracic and lumbar spinal tuberculosis via a posterior-only approach: a 4-year follow-up of 28 patients

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Case number 2. Preoperative image evaluation. a, b Radiograph showing T11–12 involvement. c Computed tomography (CT) and d magnetic resonance imagery (MRI). The sagittal T2-weighted MRI showed a T11 vertebral mass with collapse and kyphosis, compressing the spinal cord. ei Operation technique and specially formed titanium mesh cages. j Postoperative radiograph. km Postoperative CT showing the kyphosis is correct. nq The latest follow-up at 48 months postoperatively showed that the internal fixation was in good shape, interbody fusion had been obtained, and there were no signs of tuberculosis recurrence

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