Sonographic diagnosis of spondylodiscitis in a young child

Michalle Soudack*, Hadar Yafit Shimoni, Simyon Plotkin, Jeffrey M. Jacobson

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Sonographic diagnosis of spondylodiscitis is described in a 21-month-old girl who presented with altered gait. Spondylodiscitis, also referred to as discitis-osteomyelitis, is an infection of the intervertebral disc and adjacent vertebrae. The imaging modality of choice is spinal magnetic resonance imaging. Our case is the first description in the English language of the sonographic diagnosis of spondylodiscitis. Pediatric radiologists and sonographers should be acquainted with its features, for both incidental and intentional diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1052
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 2024


  • Children
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Infections
  • Spine
  • Spondylodiscitis
  • Ultrasound


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