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Tuberculosis infection is seen with increasing  frequency both in developed as well as undeveloped  countries. vertebral body is a common place for the tuberculous infection, however it is rare to involve the  posterior arch. here we present a 25 year old male who presented with destructive mass lesion in the posterior            elements, progressed to involve the cord causing paraplegia. The diagnosis was more in favour of a spinal tumor or metastasis as there was no abscess collection. We have performed a decompression surgery with stabilization, biopsy of the lesion was suggestive of tuberculosis. the patient was followed up for 2 years with good results and complete  healing of the lesion.


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