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Fig. 1 | BMC Infectious Diseases

Fig. 1

From: Surgical outcomes of infectious spondylitis after vertebroplasty, and comparisons between pyogenic and tuberculosis

Fig. 1

A case represented tuberculosis infection after vertebroplasty (VP). Initial radiographic images and MRI revealed L1 compression fracture (a, b, c). This patient received L1 VP first (d). After VP, back pain was subsided dramatically, however, severe low back pain without neurologic deficits was appeared again four months later. Plain radiograph showed L1 body collapse with cement breakage (e). MRI revealed L1 spondylitis with abscess formation (f). Reconstruction revision surgery was performed for this patient (g). Tissue culture showed mycobacterium tuberculosis

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