Pediatric Tuberculous Osteomyelitis

  • Etiology: Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Imaging: relative preservation of disc, vertebral body collapse with gibbus deformity eventually, subligamentous spread leads to paraspinous descending abscess out of proportion to vertebral involvement

Radiology Cases of Tuberculous Osteomyelitis

Radiograph of tuberculous osteomyelitis
AP and lateral radiographs of the spine shows a calcified paraspinal posterior mediastinal soft tissue mass to the left of the spine from T10-T12 with relative sparing of the disc spaces. A subsequent PPD was positive.