Discitis osteomyelitis - C5/6

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Patient presenting with lower limb weakness.

Patient Data

Age: Adult

MRI demonstrates features consistent with C5/6 discitis osteomyelitis with cord compression. Note that on the images provided there is no evidence of an epidural abscess. Rather, the whole epidural mass enhances homogeneously consistent with an epidural phlegmon. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have surgical decompression. Infection with gram-positive cocci. 

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Case information

rID: 4751
Published: 8th Oct 2008
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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