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DISCITIS MIMICS: VACUUM PHENOMENON (GAS IN THE DISC)

GAS IN THE DISC In discitis, one of the most important findings to look for is high T2 signal in the disc which alerts you to possible infection. But a  degenerate disc with vacuum phenomenon (gas in the disc), can be high signal on T2 and mimic infection. Why does this happen? HOW CAN AIR …

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