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Case 15374

Rugger Jersey Spine

Author(s)
Klemen Mihelčič; [1], Manuel Cruz [2], Filipe Caseiro-Alves [2]

[1] University of Ljubljana Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia
[2] Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
 
Patient
female, 51 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Frontal radiograph of the thoracic spine

    Frontal radiograph of the thoracic spine shows ill-defined sclerosis of the vertebral endplates at multiple contiguous levels (alternating dense-lucent-dense appearance).

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Metabolic disorders;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Lateral radiograph of the thoracic spine

    Lateral radiograph of the thoracic spine shows the alternating dense-lucent-dense appearance clearer than the antero-posterior incidence.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Metabolic disorders;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Computed tomography

    Abdominal CT in bone window and with sagittal reformation depicts the same findings seen in convencional radiography as well as some intravertebral disc herniations (Schmorl nodes).

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Metabolic disorders;
     
     
Frontal radiograph of the thoracic spine shows ill-defined sclerosis of the vertebral endplates at multiple contiguous levels (alternating dense-lucent-dense appearance).
 
Lateral radiograph of the thoracic spine shows the alternating dense-lucent-dense appearance clearer than the antero-posterior incidence.
 
Abdominal CT in bone window and with sagittal reformation depicts the same findings seen in convencional radiography as well as some intravertebral disc herniations (Schmorl nodes).
 
 
 
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