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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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Generalized fatique, myalgia, mild sweating and fever at night were the other complaints.

Absceso epidural lumbar causado por brucella: descripción de dos casos

Br J Neurosurg ; These lesions are also moderately vascular which makes the surgery quite challenging. These manuscripts contain updated topics with a major clinical or conceptual relevance in modern medicine.

September Pages ee28 Pages Neurological examination showed motor weakness on distal parts of both lower extremities. Immediate surgical intervention can decrease or eliminate morbidity in cases with spinal epidural abscess.

Infect Dis Clin North Am ; 8: The mass was elastic, moderately vascular and tightly attached to the dural sac, and also involved L5-S1 disc brucelka. This case is interesting because never before had been described the simultaneous presence of these three manifestations of brucellosis in an immunocompetent patient.

Postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged 9 days after the operation. However immediate repair of dural tear with fine sutures and use of fibrin glue together with fascia grafts could prevent this unpredicted complication as reported in Case 2. Cervical spinal brucellosis causing epidural and prevertebral abscesses and spinal cord compression: Acta Med Colomb [online].


Marked gadolinium enhancement and mass effect of the lesion posterior to the thecal sac. Rheumatol Int ; Histopathological examination espondulodiscitis this epidural lesion was found to be compatible with spinal brucella abscess.

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.

SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative espondiloddiscitis qualitative measure of the journal’s impact. The journal adheres to the standards of academic research publications in all aspects including peer-review and ethical principles. Lesions induced by these slow-growing organisms are usually encapsulated, elastic in nature and firmly adherent to neural structures therefore complicating the dissection from neural elements.

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Espondilodisciis Neurochir Wien ; There was no growth in blood culture. The lesion fills up almost the whole spinal with marked heterogeneous gadolinium enhancement on axial T1-weighted MR images. Dural sac was torn iatrogenically at L5 level on the left side and repaired immediately with sutures and fibrin espondiloxiscitis.

These cases should be cautiously followed for any recurrence or neurobrucellosis. Brucellar and tuberculous spondylitis: Spanish pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation Send this article by e-mail. Brucellar spondylo-discitis with rapidly progressive spinal epidural abscess presenting with sciatica.

Clin Infect Dis ; L4, L5 and S1 nerve roots were decompressed bilaterally during the removal of the mass.

Imaging studies for Brucella spondylitis do not give clues about definitive diagnosis 3, Lumbosacral spinal epidural abscess caused by Brucella melitensis. A year-old woman was admitted with complaints espondilodiscigis lumbalgia, pain and numbness in left leg.

She also had complaints of night fever and arthralgia. Spinal epidural abscess is a rare brucell in the course of spondylitis caused by Brucella species. 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.


A high index of suspicion is necessary in the diagnosis, especially in the endemic areas of brucellosis. CRP was found to be Estos casos deben ser seguidos de forma cuidadosa para evitar la recurrencia de la neurobrucelosis. She was a living in a farm and had a direct contact with cows and milk products.

Lumbar epidural abscess caused by brucella species: 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.

Furthermore, culture of surgical or biopsy specimens could give another chance to reveal the presence of Brucella species. Long-term medical treatment is necessary as brucellosis gives rise to low grade infections.

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Peroperative cerebrospinal fluid leak is an unexpected and fearful complication during the surgical procedure for spinal epidural abscess due to Brucella infection. SRJ is a prestige metric based espondilodiscitsi the idea that not all citations are the same. 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. Pyogenic, tuberculous, and brucellar vertebral osteomyelitis: