Don't miss the Posterior Element Potts Spine-MRI
In spinal T.B. a vertebral column is mostly affected in three distinct patterns, paradiscal, central and anterior in decreasing frequency. The classical picture of the spinal T.B is paradiscal pattern in which two adjacent vertebral bodies are affected with or without paravertebral and epidural collections. An extremely rare and atypical feature of spinal T.B is isolated posterior elements affection. Also,atypical forms of tuberculosis including isolated posterior vertebral arch affection are reported in increasing frequency in HIV immunocompromised subjects. This is a 36 year old patient with isolated posterior element potts with epidural and paraspinal collections.
Don't miss the Posterior Element Potts Spine-MRI Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Rating: