Spinal phlegmon

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Patient was admitted to neurology with suspicion of disc prolaps.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male
MRI

Increased signal intensity in the dorsal muscles around L4.

Case Discussion

MRI shows a phlegmon of the dorsal muscles around L4, spreading also into the spinal canal with compression of the nerve roots, thus imitating disc prolaps symptoms.

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Case information

rID: 16872
Case created: 26th Feb 2012
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
Tag: spine
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