Discitis osteomyelitis - C5/6

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Patient presenting with lower limb weakness.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Modality: MRI

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
Case created: 8th Oct 2008
Last edited: 19th Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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