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Title
Overview of the complications and seguelae in spinal infections
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Abstract
Spondylitis or infection of the spine is a spectrum of diseases involving the bone, disks, and/or ligaments. Because of a significant increase in the immunocompromised patient population, spinal infections are a growing and changing group of conditions, making the diagnosis based on imaging more challenging. Most cases of spinal infections are pyogenic and occur after hematogeneous spread of an infection located elsewhere in the body. A prompt diagnosis remains crucial and MR imaging remains the cornerstone in the diagnosis. This article provides a pictorial overview of the complications and sequelae in spinal infections in general. Discussed are postoperative infections, extraspinal spread of infection, fractures and malformations, and neurologic complications.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Advances in carbanion chemistry. - Greenwich, Conn.
Publication
Greenwich, Conn. : 2015
ISSN
1052-5149
Volume/pages
25:2(2015), p. 309-321
ISI
000355373300013
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 02.07.2015
Last edited 09.06.2017
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