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From: Gout involved the cervical disc and adjacent vertebral endplates misdiagnosed infectious spondylodiscitis on imaging: case report and literature review

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Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings in the patient. a Sagittal MR T1-weighted image of the cervical spine showing the normal bone marrow and endplates signal disappeared and replaced by diffused low-signal intensity of the C5 and C6 vertebrae. b Sagittal short time inversion recovery (STIR) MR image illustrating the same diffused high signal intensity of the C5–6 disc (white arrow), the waved erosion and destruction of both adjacent C5–6 endplates (red arrows), and the swelling of prevertebral soft tissue. c Contrast-enhanced sagittal MR T1-weighted image with fat saturation illustrating significant enhancement of C5–6 vertebrae marrow with no enhancement of the anterior disc (white arrow), and spinal dural thickening and enhancement (red arrow)

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