Spinal phlegmon

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino


Admitted to neurology with suspicion of disc prolapse.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Increased signal intensity in the dorsal muscles around L4.

Case Discussion

MRI shows a phlegmon of the dorsal muscles around L4, spreading into the spinal canal with compression of the nerve roots, mimicking presentation of disc prolapse.

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Case information

rID: 16872
Published: 26th Feb 2012
Last edited: 17th Jan 2018
Tag: spine
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