Disseminated tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson


Chronically ill man.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Multiple miliary lung nodules.

Right paravertebral soft tissue swelling suggesting spondylodiskitis +/- right psoas abscess.


Bilateral <5 mm miliary nodules with a basal predominance.


Multiple enhancing lesions, not visible on the non-contrast.


Large right psoas abscess. L4 vertebral body destruction.


Multi-level vertebral body enhancement with sparing of the discs.

Axial images again demonstrate the psoas collection. No epidural components.

Case Discussion

Proven Tuberculosis.

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Case information

rID: 25295
Published: 18th Oct 2013
Last edited: 11th Dec 2019
Tag: tb
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