Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Chronic back pain at night and at rest, fever and leukocytosis.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Dorsal spine

Partial collapse of two consequent mid-dorsal vertebral bodies with destruction of the opposing endplates. Destructed and irregular intervening disc with high signal intensity on T2. Interrupted cortex of the anterior vertebral border and convex posterior borders with secondary mild kyphotic deformity. Mild indentation of the spinal cord os noted.

Case Discussion

Imaging features are most consistent with spondylodiskitis.

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Case information

rID: 14285
Published: 12th Jul 2011
Last edited: 15th Feb 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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