Imaging in Pediatric Spinal Infections

Yazol M., Tali E. T.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.44, no.6, pp.535-539, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/etd.2022.49465
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.535-539
  • Keywords: Imaging, intradural-extramedullary infections, pediatrics, spinal infections, spondylodiscitis
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Despite being rare than in adults, pediatric spinal infections (SIs) are important diseases that commonly lead to poor neurological prognosis

morbidity and hospitalization. The etiology, location, and management are different for different ages. The majority of patients present with

subtle and non-specific clinical symptoms that are difficult to diagnose. Therefore, imaging continues to be crucial for the diagnosis,

localization, management, and follow-up of SI. In this review, we will discuss and highlight the imaging features of SI and complications

according to affected locations.