Imaging of spondilodiscitis.

Antonio Leone, Claudia Dell'Atti, Nicola Magarelli, Pamela Colelli, Roberto Casale, Lorenzo Bonomo, Alexia Balanika

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Spinal infections (pyogenic or non-pyogenic) are increasing in incidence and are a common cause of morbidity in high-risk patients (elderly, immunocompromised patients, diabetic patients, drug addicts, and patients with sickle-cell disease). AIM: To provide an overview of the radiological features of spinal infections, focusing on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and to illustrate the differential diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the spine imaging of 118 patients with spinal infections from our files. All patients underwent radiography and MR imaging examinations. computed tomography (CT) was performed in 96 patients. RESULTS: MR imaging has greatly contributed to prompt diagnosis, thus allowing implementation of timely appropriate treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent serious bone and joint destruction, and severe neurologic sequelae
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)8-20
Numero di pagine13
RivistaEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume16
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012

Keywords

  • CT
  • MRI
  • Spondylodiscitis

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