Brucella spondylodiscitis - dorsal

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi

Presentation

Two weeks history of back pain, myalgia and fever.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Mild narrowing of the T11-T12 disc space. The T11 and T12 vertebral bodies and their pedicles are of low signal on T1, high signal on T2 and STIR sequences with enhancement on post-contrast sequences in keeping with a bone marrow edema. No significant thickening or enhancement nor abscess formation of the prevertebral or epidural spaces. 

Case Discussion

MRI features of T11-T12 spondylodiscitis. The laboratory investigations were positive for Brucellosis

 

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Case information

rID: 90630
Published: 23rd Jun 2021
Last edited: 24th Jun 2021
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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