An Overview of Imaging in Pediatric Spinal Infections
1Division of Pediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Türkiye
2Department of Radiology, Lokman Hekim University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Türkiye
J Clin Pract Res 2022; 44(6): 535-539 DOI: 10.14744/etd.2022.49465
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Despite being rare than in adults, pediatric spinal infections (SIs) are important diseases that commonly lead to poor neurological prognosis morbidity and hospitalization. The etiology, location, and management are different for different ages. The majority of patients present with subtle and non-specific clinical symptoms that are difficult to diagnose. Therefore, imaging continues to be crucial for the diagnosis, localization, management, and follow-up of SI. In this review, we will discuss and highlight the imaging features of SI and complications according to affected locations.