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Iatrogenic Spondylodiscitis

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Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/482048

Description: From Neurosurgical Focus Iatrogenic Spondylodiscitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature Posted 07/15/2004 Erol TaĆ¾demiroĆ°lu, M.D.; Ahmet Sengƶz, M.D.; Erdem Bagatur, M.D. Abstract and Introduction Abstract Iatrogenic intervertebral disc space infection is encountered following microsurgical discectomy, percutaneous laser disc decompression, automated percutaneous lumbar nucleotomy operations, and discography. The purpose of this paper is to present a case report and review the literature on the uncommon origins of pyogenic spondylodiscitis and to emphasize the significance of prophylactic antibiotic therapy following transrectal ultrasonography-guided needle biopsy of the prostate (TUGNBP). According to the authors, this is the first reported case of pyogenic spondylodiscitis as a complication of TUGNBP in the English language literature.

Type: Case Study
Author/Contact: Erol TaĆ¾demiroĆ°lu, M.D. et al
Institution: Neurosurgery and Orthaopedic Surgery Services, Istanbul Education Hospital of the Institute of Social Security
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Language: English

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