Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90--92

Spontaneous emphysematous osteomyelitis of spine detected by computed tomography: Report of two cases


Senthil Kumar Aiyappan, Upasana Ranga, Saveetha Veeraiyan 
 Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Thandalam, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

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Senthil Kumar Aiyappan
Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Thandalam, Kancheepuram - 602 105, Tamil Nadu
India

We hereby report two cases of spontaneous emphysematous osteomyelitis of spine caused by gas forming organisms in diabetic patients, which were diagnosed using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging with one case managed successfully. These cases highlight the role of CT in diagnosis of gas forming spinal infections, especially in diabetic patients. Early and aggressive management is required in those cases to avoid mortality.


How to cite this article:
Aiyappan SK, Ranga U, Veeraiyan S. Spontaneous emphysematous osteomyelitis of spine detected by computed tomography: Report of two cases.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2014;5:90-92


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Aiyappan SK, Ranga U, Veeraiyan S. Spontaneous emphysematous osteomyelitis of spine detected by computed tomography: Report of two cases. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Feb 23 ];5:90-92
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