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Metastatic disc infection and osteomyelitis of the cervical spine. Surgical treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  715547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of vertebral osteomyelitis and discitis in the cervical spine are presented, both having arisen from hematogenous spread to the spine. Bacteriologic diagnosis was established in 1 patient, but the infection had subsided in the other. Both patients were treated with anterior debridement and fusion, and a supplemental posterior wiring and fusion was performed in the second case to reduce kyphotic angulation. In the second case, both the anterior and posterior surgery were performed while the patient was under the same anesthetic. Satisfactory results were achieved in both cases.
R B Cloward
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1978 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-01-24     Completed Date:  1979-01-24     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Infections / complications,  etiology,  surgery*
Cervical Vertebrae / surgery*
Injections / adverse effects
Intervertebral Disk / radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis / complications,  etiology,  surgery*
Spinal Diseases / complications,  etiology,  surgery*

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