Spondylodiscitis

Case contributed by Gustavo Aguiar
Diagnosis almost certain

Presentation

Back pain and fever.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

CT thoracic spine

ct

There is an irregularity of the vertebral endplates, sclerotic changes, and bony destruction of the T5-T6.

MRI thoracic spine

mri

There is a T5-T6 inflammatory process involving the vertebral end plates and bodies. The lesion is hypointense on T1WI and hyperintense on T2WI.

Case Discussion

Spondylodiscitis involving the thoracic spine.

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