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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Combination of both medical and surgical treatments is necessary to alleviate the disease Radiologic Clinics of North America ; The lesion fills up almost the whole spinal with marked heterogeneous gadolinium enhancement on axial T1-weighted MR images. 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. She also had complaints of night fever and arthralgia.

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Brucella species give rise to a slow growing infection usually with mild symptoms. Cervical spinal brucellosis causing epidural and prevertebral abscesses and spinal cord compression: Absceso epidural lumbar causado por brucella: The disease is usually encountered in the rural areas and in the people who consume unpasteurized diary products.

Furthermore, culture of surgical or biopsy specimens could give another chance to reveal the presence of Brucella species. Spinal extradural compression caused by granuloma of brucellosis.


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The case of a 43 years old man born in Morocco with symptoms, signs and imaging findings of bruce,la spondylodiscitis, orchitis and endocarditis is presented. Scand J Infect Dis ; 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.

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Brucellar spondylo-discitis with brycella progressive spinal epidural abscess presenting with sciatica. 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, Continuing navigation will be considered as acceptance of this use.

Services on Demand Article. SRJ is a prestige metric based on 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.

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Br J Neurosurg ; Acta Med Colomb [online]. Urgent surgical decompression should be performed in cases with moderate to severe neurological deficits particularly if progressive.


Lumbar vertebrae espondilodiscitia the most common region for epidural abscesses whereas involvement of the cervical spinal cord is uncommon. The diagnosis is disclosed with history, physical examination, blood tests for brucellosis, and radiological and histopathological means 8. In the present report, cases present with mild to moderate findings of neural compression.

Initial diagnosis could be malignancy, degenerative conditions or other infectious agents. These lesions are also espondiodiscitis vascular which makes the surgery quite challenging.

In conclusion, although rare, epidural abscess due to brucellosis should be remembered in the differential diagnosis of the spinal cord lesions particularly in the endemic areas.

Spinal epidural abscess is a rare complication in the course of spondylitis caused by Brucella species.

Discussion Brucella species give rise to a slow growing infection usually with mild symptoms. Immediate surgical intervention can decrease or eliminate morbidity in cases with spinal epidural abscess.

Osteoarticular involvement is the most common complication of brucellosis. Dural sac was torn iatrogenically at L5 level on the left side and repaired immediately with sutures and fibrin glue. Neuroradiological follow-up with periodical MR studies is beneficial for the decision about the duration of medical treatment.