Spinal cord compression produced by osteomyelitis mimicking spinal epidural metastasis

L. G. Feun, N. Savaraj, J. Bujnoski, S. Nadeem

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Abstract

Spinal cord compression is a common neurological emergency. The causes of spinal cord compression may include primary or (more frequently) metastatic tumor, infections, trauma, and vertebral or intervertebral disc disease. In most instances the underlying etiology is known or easily ascertained. We present here three recent cases in which patients presented with spinal cord compression and lytic bone lesions suggesting metastatic cancer. In these cases, vertebral osteomyelitis was found to be the cause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-179
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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