Lumbar spine tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

Presentation

50 years old referred for evaluation of chronic back pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Modality: MRI
  • destruction of bodies of L4,L5 vertebrae .There was also soft tissue mass extending into the spinal canal and tracking along paraspinal mass

Case Discussion

50 years old  referred for evaluation of chronic back pain. He was a known case of pulmonary tuberculosis undergoing treatment. He developed back pain. His MR images showed destruction of bodies of L4,L5 .There was also soft tissue mass extending into the spinal canal and tracking along paraspinal mass.

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Case Information

rID: 10905
Case created: 30th Sep 2010
Last edited: 8th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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