ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal An Overview of Imaging in Pediatric Spinal Infections [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(6): 535-539 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2022.49465

An Overview of Imaging in Pediatric Spinal Infections

Merve Yazol1, E. Turgut Tali2
1Division of Pediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Türkiye
2Department of Radiology, Lokman Hekim University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Türkiye

Despite being rare than in adults, pediatric spinal infections (SIs) are important diseases that commonly lead to poor neurological prognosis morbidity and hospitalization. The etiology, location, and management are different for different ages. The majority of patients present with subtle and non-specific clinical symptoms that are difficult to diagnose. Therefore, imaging continues to be crucial for the diagnosis, localization, management, and follow-up of SI. In this review, we will discuss and highlight the imaging features of SI and complications according to affected locations.

Keywords: Imaging, intradural-extramedullary infections, pediatrics, spinal infections, spondylodiscitis.

Merve Yazol, E. Turgut Tali. An Overview of Imaging in Pediatric Spinal Infections. Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(6): 535-539

Corresponding Author: Merve Yazol, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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