Spondylodiscitis

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed

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Abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
CT

Erosion and destruction of the L4 inferior end plate and L5 superior endplate associated with multiple para-vertebral collections measuring 12x43x20mm (AP, TS and CC), right psoas measures 35x18x46mm (AP, TS and CC) and left psoas measuring 22X11X20mm (AP, TS and CC).

L5-S1 moderate narrowing of the spinal canal and bilateral neural exits on top of central disc protrusion.

Case Discussion

A patient with a long term history of abdominal pain and fever referred for abdominal CT. I

Imaging findings suggest L4-5 spondylodiscitis with pre-vertebral and bilateral para-vertebral collections.

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Case information

rID: 53624
Case created: 27th May 2017
Last edited: 31st May 2017
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