Spondylodiscitis with bilateral psoas abscesses

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Paresis of lower limbs and severe pain blocking deambulation.

Patient Data

Age: 62
Gender: Male

MRI Lumbar spine

 L4-L5 segment discitis associated with bilateral large psoas abscess.

Case Discussion

Spondylodiscitis is characterised by infection involving the intervertebral disc and adjacent vertebrae.

The abscesses were drained percutaneously guided by CT. 


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Case information

rID: 24997
Case created: 26th Sep 2013
Last edited: 29th Sep 2015
Tag: spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included