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Figure 7 (a-e): Tuberculous spondylitis: T2W sagittal image (a) shows a hyperintense destructive process involving the fi rst and second lumbar vertebrae and the intervening disc. There is evidence of a hyperintense collection with areas of hypointensity, extending into the spinal canal and causing extradural compression. The vertebrae and collection appear hypointense on the T1Wimage (b) with a slightly hyperintense rim. Some of the hypointense areas visible on the T2W image show a susceptibility effect on the gradient echo image (c) consistent with bone fragments. Postcontrast T1W sagittal (d) and axial (e) images show peripheral enhancement of the lesion along with rim enhancement of the pre- and paravertebral collections

Figure 7 (a-e): Tuberculous spondylitis: T2W sagittal image (a) shows a hyperintense destructive process involving the fi rst and second lumbar vertebrae and the intervening disc. There is evidence of a hyperintense collection with areas of hypointensity, extending into the spinal canal and causing extradural compression. The vertebrae and collection appear hypointense on the T1Wimage (b) with a slightly hyperintense rim. Some of the hypointense areas visible on the T2W image show a susceptibility effect on the gradient echo image (c) consistent with bone fragments. Postcontrast T1W sagittal (d) and axial (e) images show peripheral enhancement of the lesion along with rim enhancement of the pre- and paravertebral collections