ISSN 1301 - 0883 | E-ISSN: 1309-3886
Eastern Journal of Medicine
Brucellar spondylodiscitis in a case with spondylolisthesis [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2012; 17(1): 48-52

Brucellar spondylodiscitis in a case with spondylolisthesis

Ihsan Anık1, Meliha Meric Koc2, Yonca Anık3, Kenan Koc1, Safiye Sanem Dereli Bulut3, Savas Ceylan1

Spondylodiscitis with epidural abscess complication in Brucella infection is quite rare. Spondylolisthesis with spondylolysis at two levels is very unusual. Herein a case of spondylodiscitis with epidural and anterior paravertebral abscess due to Brucella with spondylolytic spondylolisthesis altogether in 54-years old female, is reported. Clinical, laboratory and radiological findings of brucellar spondylodiscitis with differential diagnosis are discussed. Brucellar spondylodiscitis diagnosis was based on clinical history supported by serology and blood culture and MRI. Spondylolisthesis was demonstrated by plain radiograph and MRI. This is a unique case of brucellar spondylodiscitis along with two level spondylolytic spondylolisthesis.

Keywords: Brucella, spondylodiscitis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, magnetic resonance imaging

Ihsan Anık, Meliha Meric Koc, Yonca Anık, Kenan Koc, Safiye Sanem Dereli Bulut, Savas Ceylan. Brucellar spondylodiscitis in a case with spondylolisthesis. Eastern J Med. 2012; 17(1): 48-52
Manuscript Language: English
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