Tuberculous spondylitis and psoas abscess
Worsening lower back pain for three months.
MRI Lumbar spine
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Destructive process of the lumbar vertebrae with relative preservation of intervertebral discs. Presence of an abscess in the paraspinal space and within the psoas muscles, widely more extended on the left side, reaching the groin. In L4-L5 part of the fluid collection is also extended through the left neuroforamen within the epidural space.
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