Mimickers of Inflammatory Diseases of the Spine

  • Frieda Feldman


This chapter emphasizes commonly encountered, etiologically unrelated patho-anatomic changes that may simulate primary inflammatory diseases of the spine. Such “pseudoinflammations” are important to recognize, since inappropriate treatment or intervention may follow their misinterpretation as an infection.


Posterior Longitudinal Ligament Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis Anterior Longitudinal Ligament Calcium Pyrophosphate Tumoral Calcinosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frieda Feldman
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  1. 1.Musculoskeletal RadiologyColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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