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The Comparison of the Manifestation of the Clinical Imageology and Pathology between the Brucellar Spondylitis and the Spine Turberculosis

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Objective: To improve the clinical differential diagnosis level, the clinical manifestation of the brucellar spondylitis and the spine turberculosis were discussed in this paper. Method: The study was completed in the No. 1 Affiliated Hospital of Hebei North University in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, China, from January 2001 to December 2013 by Analyzing the X-ray, CT scanning and MRI of 257 cases of the brucellar spondylitis retrospectively and comparing with the clinical imageology and pathology 332 cases of turberculosis of the spine diagnosed finally. Results: The brucellar spondylitis: The focuses usually locate in the lumbar vertebra and L4, 5 has the highest occurrence rate. The focuses are often small but multiple, and limited to the edge of the vertebra. Hyperostosis and osteoscterosis are usually found in the tissuses around the focuses. There are often new focuses in the newborn bones, and the destruction of intervertebral discs is usually slight. Hyperostosis and osteoscterosis might be found in the surfaces of the joints. The densites of the bones close to the focuses become high. There were less or no paravertebral abscesses but inflammational granuloma can be found frequently. Turberculosis of the spine: The focuses are usually located in the thoracic and lumbar vertebra, and are characterized by the destruction of the vertebra and the intervertebral discs, accompanied by the appearance of dead bones. In most cases, paravertebral abscesses and osteoporosis might be found. Conclusions: The specific manifestation of the clinical imageology can help to differentiate the brucelar spondylitis from the turberculosis of the spine.


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X. Yang, X. Meng, W. Shi, Y. Du, L. Zhang and Y. Wang, "The Comparison of the Manifestation of the Clinical Imageology and Pathology between the Brucellar Spondylitis and the Spine Turberculosis," Surgical Science, Vol. 5 No. 2, 2014, pp. 60-69. doi: 10.4236/ss.2014.52014.

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