Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of childhood discitis

Elizabeth A. Szalay, Neil E. Green, Richard M. Heller, Gadi Horev, Sandra G. Kirchner

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Abstract

Diagnosis of disc space infection in childhood is often delayed and is usually made on the basis of multiple roentgenographic, laboratory, and nuclear imaging studies. Four cases of septic discitis in children are described. Special emphasis is placed on the diagnostic findings with magnetic resonance imaging. Magnetic resonance sensitivity for this entity and its role in comparison with other imaging modalities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-167
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Childhood discitis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

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