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Fig. 1 | Patient Safety in Surgery

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From: Single-stage debridement and spinal fusion using PEEK cages through a posterior approach for eradication of lumbar pyogenic spondylodiscitis: a safe treatment strategy for a detrimental condition

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Examplary case of an 81 year old male patient presenting with immobilizing low back pain (VAS 8/10), fever and an elevated CRP serum level of 52 mg/l after 6 weeks of appropriate conservative therapy. Conventional X-ray images upon admission in an upright standing position a.p. (a) and lateral (b) Pre-operative sagittal MR T1-weighted (c) T2-weighted (d) and STIR (e) images demonstrating the bony endplate lesions at the L4/5 level

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