Hematogenous pyogenic facet joint infection of the subaxial cervical spine. A report of two cases and review of the literature.

@article{Muffolerro2001HematogenousPF,
  title={Hematogenous pyogenic facet joint infection of the subaxial cervical spine. A report of two cases and review of the literature.},
  author={A J Muffolerro and R. V. de Nader and Richard Westmark and Haring J W Nauta and Kim J Garges and Alexander G. Hadjipavlou},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={95 1 Suppl},
  pages={135-8}
}
Two cases of hematogenous, pyogenic, subaxial cervical facet joint infection are reported, and the literature is reviewed. Infection of the cervical facet joint is a rarely diagnosed condition; only one case has been reported in the literature. Lumbar facet joint infections are also rare but more commonly reported. Approximately one fourth of facet joint… CONTINUE READING