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Spondylodiscitis. Coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of a sagittal section through the spine of a 69-year-old patient with spondylodiscitis at the level of the T7-T8 vertebra, causing compression of the spinal cord (upper centre). Spondylodiscitis is a combination of discitis (inflammation of one or more intervertebral disc spaces) and spondylitis (inflammation of one or more vertebrae).
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