Pyogenic paraspinal abscess
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Balachandran G, Pyogenic paraspinal abscess. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 28 May 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-5623
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28 Feb 2009
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Swelling in left para-spinal region. Background of liver cirrhosis and ascites.
Age: 60 years
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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.
The abscess was aspirated under ultrasound guidance.