CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Arquivos Brasileiros de Neurocirurgia: Brazilian Neurosurgery 2018; 37(03): 267-274
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1584202
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Spondylodiscitis with Extensive Spine Involvement—Case Report

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Rodrigo Moreira Faleiro
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Felício Rocho, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
,
Marcos Antônio Sales
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Felício Rocho, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
,
Luiz Alberto Otoni Garcia
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Felício Rocho, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
,
Vítor Vieira de Souza Moraes
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Felício Rocho, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
,
Renato Rinco Fontoura
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Felício Rocho, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
,
Bernardo Pinto Coelho Keuffer Mendonça
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Felício Rocho, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
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Publication History

18 February 2016

21 March 2016

Publication Date:
14 June 2016 (online)

  

Abstract

Spondylodiscitis consists of an inflammatory process of infectious origin that affects primarily the intervertebral disc and spreads to the adjacent vertebral bodies, often evolving into osteomyelitis, with consequent associated neurological damage. The diagnosis is often delayed, with an average of 2 to 6 months between the appearance of the first symptoms and the confirmation of the disease. Therefore, the laboratorial and imaging exams play an important role in the diagnosis of spondylodiscitis, as well as in the orientation for the treatment to be followed (conservative or surgical). We report a case of extensive involvement of the spine and discuss about the epidemiology of the disease, its diagnosis, and therapeutic principles.