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C-1531 - Spinal infection: critical findings and prognostic factors

E. Salinas1, D. Sossa2, K. Cifuentes2, S. Bermúdez2; 1 Colombia/CO 2 Bogotá/CO Type: Educational Exhibit
Area of Interests: Neuroradiology spine, Musculoskeletal spine
Imaging Techniques: CT, MR
Procedures: Complications, Treatment effects
Special Focuses: Acute, Abscess, Infection
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Learning objectives: To demonstrate imaging critical findings which determine mortality and neurologic deficit in spinal infection. To discuss imaging critical findings which are the major determinants of vertebral deformity and disease recurrence. To review risk factors and patient characteristics that can be assessed [...]

Background: Infection of the intervertebral disc and vertebral structures was once an indolent but fatal disease of young patients. Now it affects mainly elderly patients with multiple underlying diseases, who have lower mortality rates but more frequent recurrences and disabling sequelaes. That remar[...]

Findings and procedure details: SPINAL INFECTION: CRITICAL FINDINGS AND PROGNOSTIC FACTORS Spinal infection encompasses several entities that have characteristic presentations and clinical courses. These can be pyogenic (bacterial), granulomatous (tuberculosis or fungal) or parasitic (Echinococcosis) (1).   Pyogenic spinal [...]

Conclusion: Most of the adults with bacterial spinal epidural abscess do not undergo early and adecuate management. The initial clinical manifestations of this patients are not specific. Physical and neurological examinations are essential for any patient with unknown focus of infection and localized back pain [...]

Personal information: Salinas, Emmanuel, MD . Hospital universitario santa Fé De Bogotá,  El Bosque University, Bogotá. Colombia; email: emmanuels7@gmail.com   Cifuentes, Karen, MD . Hospital universitario Fé De Bogotá,  El Bosque University, Bogotá. Colombia; email: krncfnts@hotmail.com  &n[...]

References: 1.        Hadjipavlou AG, Mader JT, Necessary JT, Muffoletto AJ. Hematogenous pyogenic spinal infections and their surgical management. Spine. 1 de julio de 2000;25(13):1668-79. 2.         Hadjipavlou AG, Mader JT, Necessary JT, Muffo[...]

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