Items tagged “spinal infection”
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Tuberculous spondylitis, also known as Pott disease, refers to vertebral body osteomyelitis and intervertebral diskitis from tuberculosis (TB). The spine is the most frequent location of musculoskeletal tuberculosis, and commonly related symptoms are back pain and lower limb weakness/paraplegia....
Claw sign (MRI)
The claw sign on diffusion weighted imaging refers to a pattern of hyperintensity seen in degenerative changes in the spine. The presence of the claw sign makes spondylodiskitis less likely. Radiographic features MRI DWI the sign appears as well-defined paired regions of restricted diffusion...