Samiullah, Rahila Ijaz, Hasan Raza, Sarwar Bhatti.
A High Incidence of Spinal Tuberculosis in Spinal Biopsies from Ghurki Trust Hospital, Lahore.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;6(4):1031-2.

Aims: To determine the prevalence of different diseases especially Tuberculosis in the spinal biopsies received from GTTH at Lahore Medical & Dental College. Material and methods: A total 52 biopsies from spine were received over a year from GTTH were studied retrospectively. The frequency of different diseases diagnosed were calculated and expressed in percentages. Comparison between the percentages of different diseases was made. Result: Out of a total 52 spinal biopsies examined 46.15% were diagnosed as spinal tuberculosis, 30.76% as neoplastic and 23.07% as inflammatory. Conclusion: Results showed a high prevalence of spinal tuberculosis with succeeding sequence of neoplastic and inflammatory lesions.

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