Spinal infections


European Radiology, vol.15, no.3, pp.599-607, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00330-004-2576-x
  • Journal Name: European Radiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.599-607
  • Keywords: spinal epidural infections, spinal leptomeningitis, myelitis, arachnoiditis, imaging, OF-THE-LITERATURE, INTRAMEDULLARY ABSCESS, CORD, ARACHNOIDITIS, SPONDYLITIS, COMPRESSION, MANAGEMENT, CT


Spinal infections have an increasing prevalence among the general population. Definitive diagnosis based solely on clinical grounds is usually not possible and radiological imaging is used in almost all patients. The primary aim of the authors is to present an overview of spinal infections located in epidural, intradural and intramedullary compartments and to provide diagnostic clues regarding different imaging modalities, particularly MRI, to the practicing physicians and radiologists. © Springer-Verlag 2004.