Pyogenic paraspinal abscess

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran


History of cirrohosis of liver with ascites. Referred for evaluation of swelling in left paraspinal region.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

MR imaging reveals a 73 x 45 mm. fluid collection in left paraspinal location. The left kidney was displaced anteriorly and there was evidence of ascites. The spinal canal and column were normal. 

Case Discussion

The abscess was aspirated under ultrasound guidance.

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Case information

rID: 5623
Case created: 28th Feb 2009
Last edited: 8th Oct 2015
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