spondylodiscitis due to Brucella is a possible com- .. mos dos casos de espondilodiscitis por Brucella que consultaron por lumbalgia al servicio de urgencias. tests for Brucella species in patients with subacute NVO re- siding in . gest the initiation of empiric antimicrobial therapy in con- junction with. Osteoarticular involvement is the most common complication of brucellosis. Spondylodiscitis is a serious complication as it is often associated with abscess.

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Neurological examination showed motor weakness on distal parts of both lower extremities. Rheumatol Int ; Spinal epidural abscess is one of the morbidities caused by brucellosis and surgical intervention should be performed immediately.

She was a living in a farm and had a direct contact with cows and milk products. Scand J Infect Dis ; This item has received.

Iatrogenic inoculation of organism into the cerebrospinal fluid could induce distant innoculations. These lesions are also moderately vascular which makes the surgery quite challenging. Peroperative cerebrospinal fluid leak is an unexpected and fearful complication during the surgical procedure for spinal epidural abscess due to Brucella infection. Cervical spinal brucellosis causing epidural and prevertebral abscesses and spinal cord compression: Estos casos deben ser seguidos de forma cuidadosa brucflla evitar la recurrencia de la neurobrucelosis.

At the operation, epidural mass was removed via L1 and L2 laminectomies. Sagittal T1-weighted MR images of the lumbosacral region shows hypointense changes on L3 and L4 corpus and slightly hyperintense lesion posterior to the L1 and L2 vertebrae. Generalized fatique, myalgia, mild sweating and fever at night were the other complaints. Brucellar spinal epidural abscesses. The ruptured hydatid cyst of the right kidney; Spinal epidural abscess due to Brucella.


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, Spinal extradural compression caused by granuloma of brucellosis.

Br J Neurosurg ; At the operation, L4 inferior and L5 total laminectomies were performed via posterior approach. Positive blood culture is a definite diagnostic tool however proper use of culture techniques, preparation of several specimens and proper timing of culture particularly before administration of antibiotic treatment are the key features increasing the frequency of growth in culture 3,10, Postoperative contrast enhanced sagittal MR images after 18 months show mild capsular enhancement and postoperative changes.

The mass was noted to be tightly adherent to the dural sac without any invasion. Moroccan man with longstanding spondylodiscitis, orchitis and endocarditis.

Absceso epidural lumbar causado por brucella: descripción de dos casos

We report clinical features of two cases operated for lumbar epidural abscess caused by Brucella species. Pulmonary involvement in alveolar There is a significant risk of sudden neurological deterioration in cases managed conservatively.

Immediate surgical intervention can decrease or eliminate morbidity in cases with spinal epidural abscess. Introduction Brucella species are intracellular slow-growing gram negative bacilli giving rise to an indolent infection usually with mild symptoms.

Histopathological examination of this epidural lesion was found to be compatible with spinal brucella abscess.


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Brucella vrucella give rise to a slow growing infection usually with mild symptoms. Spondylodiscitis is a serious complication as it is often associated with abscess formation. September Pages ee28 Pages Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. Marked gadolinium enhancement and mass effect of the lesion posterior to the thecal sac.

Initial diagnosis could be malignancy, degenerative conditions or other infectious agents.

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Treatment can be prolonged to 6 to 12 months in cases with residual perineural abscesses 2. Imaging of spinal infection. Spinal Cord ; Bbrucella 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 and 2B. Definitive diagnosis of vertebral involvement depends on profound suspicion due to insidious onset of these infections.

The mass was removed grossly as total leaving some portions of the capsule. 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.

The lesion was 4X5X1. Severe neurological deficits are usually associated with cervical epidural abscesses due to Brucella infections 8.