Pott’s Disease

Pott's disease

Pott’s disease, or tuberculous spondylitis, is named after Percivall Pott. Discitis caused by the tuberculosis organism, Mycobacterium tuberculosis progresses to involve the vertebral bodies, and eventually extends beyond the spine. The radiological findings in this case are
– loss of disc height
– sclerosis and irregularity of adjacent end-plates
– loss of height of the lower vertebral body
– paravertebral soft tissue mass

Credit: Dr Laughlin Dawes