Spondylodiscitis with epidural and paraspinal abscess

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Low back pain and bilateral sciatica of 2 weeks duration

Patient Data

Age: 28 years old

L3-4 disc space infection with large epidural and para spinal abscess compressing the thecal sac against the posterior neural arch and compromising the neural exit foramina bilaterally.

Diagnosis: L3-4 Spondylodiscitis with epidural and paraspinal abscess

Case Discussion

Spondylodiscitis

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Case information

rID: 22798
Case created: 24th Apr 2013
Last edited: 19th Dec 2016
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