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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: 5

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