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In the present report, cases present with mild to moderate findings of neural compression. Pyogenic, tuberculous, and brucellar vertebral osteomyelitis: Are you a health professional able to prescribe or dispense drugs?

Absceso epidural lumbar causado por brucella: descripción de dos casos

Spinal abscess due to Brucella species should be treated both medically and surgically especially when neuroradiological images point to a severe mass effect on the neural structures. Espondilodiscigis abscesos epidurales espinales debidos a Brucella se asocian habitualmente a espondilodiscitis.

Osteoarticular involvement is the most common complication of brucellosis. Biopsy or surgical intervention is indicated to rule out other granulomatous lesions like tuberculosis when the diagnosis is indefinite despite neuroradiological and clinical studies 9, Introduction Brucella species are intracellular slow-growing gram negative bacilli giving rise to an indolent infection usually with mild symptoms.

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The mass was elastic, moderately vascular and tightly attached to the dural sac, and also involved L5-S1 disc interspace. Generalized fatique, myalgia, mild sweating and fever at night were the other complaints. Acta Med Colomb [online]. Early surgical decompression combined with medical brucellw could decrease progression of neurological findings or the severity of complications.

Carrera 16 A No. September Pages ee28 Pages Peroperative cerebrospinal fluid leak is an unexpected and fearful complication during the surgical procedure for spinal epidural abscess due to Brucella infection. Initial diagnosis could be malignancy, degenerative conditions or other infectious agents. Spinal epidural abscess due to Brucella.


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Here we report two cases of lumbar epidural abscesses due to Brucella species which were managed with radical surgical measures and followed for any possible recurrence or neurobrucellosis. A year-old man presented with lumbalgia and pain on left leg for the last three months. Neurological examination showed motor weakness on distal parts of both lower extremities.

She was presumed to have lumbar disc herniation and lumbar MRI revealed a spinal epidural mass anterior to dural sac at L5 and S1 levels Figure 2A espondilodisvitis 2B. Prompt surgical treatment should be performed particularly in cases with severe neurological deficits 4,12, Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso.

SNIP measures contextual citation impact by wighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. Subscriber If you already have your login data, please click here. Postoperative contrast enhanced sagittal MR images after 18 months show mild capsular enhancement and postoperative changes.

How to cite this article. The lesion fills up almost the whole spinal with marked heterogeneous espondilodscitis enhancement on axial T1-weighted MR images. This item has received. To improve our services and products, we use “cookies” own or third parties authorized to show advertising bgucella to client preferences through the analyses of navigation customer behavior.

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The case of a 43 years old man born in Morocco with symptoms, signs and imaging findings of longstanding spondylodiscitis, orchitis and endocarditis is presented.

The mass was removed grossly as total leaving some portions of the capsule. Brucella infections can also mimic findings of lumbar disc herniation or sciatic pain 7, Rheumatol Int ; Antimicrob Agents Chemother ; Case 2 A year-old woman was admitted with complaints of lumbalgia, pain and numbness in left leg. Iatrogenic dural tear at the operation should be repaired immediately with fine sutures and fibrin tissue glue to prevent further innoculation into the cerebrospinal axis.


Iatrogenic inoculation of organism into the cerebrospinal fluid could induce distant innoculations. The disease is usually encountered in the rural areas and in the people who consume unpasteurized diary products. Previous article Next article. Although recovery is noted to be partial in cases with severe neurological deficits, there is a chance of significant improvement or cure in cases with moderate neurological manifestations 1,7.

Spinal extradural compression caused by granuloma of brucellosis. Axial T1-weighted MR image shows mild gadolinium enhancement around thecal sac and significant decompression. This case is interesting because never before had been described the simultaneous presence of these three manifestations of brucellosis in an immunocompetent patient.

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There is a significant risk of sudden neurological deterioration in cases managed conservatively. A high index of suspicion is necessary in the diagnosis, especially in the endemic areas of brucellosis.

Postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged 9 days after the operation. Definitive diagnosis of vertebral involvement depends on profound suspicion due to insidious onset of these infections.

He was treated with intramuscular streptomisin 1 gr per day for 21 days, and oral rifampicin mg per day and oral doxycycline mg twice a day for 8 months.

There was no growth in blood culture. Long-term medical treatment is necessary as brucellosis gives rise to low grade infections. Spondylodiscitis is a serious complication as it is rbucella associated with abscess formation.

These cases should be cautiously followed for any recurrence or neurobrucellosis.