Pyogenic Spinal Infections


TALI E. T. , ÖNER A. Y. , Koc A. M.

NEUROIMAGING CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, vol.25, no.2, pp.193-210, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nic.2015.01.003
  • Title of Journal : NEUROIMAGING CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-210
  • Keywords: Pyogenic, Spinal Infection, Imaging, POSTOPERATIVE LUMBAR SPINE, VERTEBRAL OSTEOMYELITIS, EPIDURAL ABSCESS, MR, DIAGNOSIS, SPONDYLITIS, EXPERIENCE

Abstract

Spinal infections are a spectrum of disease comprising spondylitis, diskitis, spondylodiskitis, pyogenic facet arthropathy, epidural infections, meningitis, polyradiculopathy, and myelitis. Inflammation can be caused by pyogenic, granulomatous, autoimmune, idiopathic, and iatrogenic conditions. In an era of immune suppression, tuberculosis, and HIV epidemic, together with worldwide socioeconomic fluctuations, spinal infections are increasing. Despite advanced diagnostic technology, diagnosis of this entity and differentiation from degenerative disease, noninfective inflammatory lesions, and spinal neoplasms are difficult. Radiological evaluations play an important role, along with contrast-enhanced MR imaging the modality of choice in diagnosis, evaluation, treatment planning, interventional treatment, and treatment monitoring of spinal infections.