Advanced L2/3 discitis-osteomyelitis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

C7 paraplegic, who for a number of weeks experienced night sweats.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Extremely advanced discitis osteomyelitis with septic arthritis of facet joints and extensive adjacent abscess formation. L2 and L3 vertebra have been eroded such that they occupy only the height of one vertebra.

Case Discussion

Note that the L2 and L3 vertebra have been eroded such that they occupy only the height of one vertebra.

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Case information

rID: 4965
Case created: 11th Nov 2008
Last edited: 1st Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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