EURORAD ESR

Case 2211

Posterior limbus vertebra: another cause of low back pain

Author(s)
Passomenos D
 
Patient
male, 18 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Lateral projection radiograph and CT images
     

    A small defect is seen posteriorly to the inferior endplate of the L5 vertebra and an adjacent triangular bone fragment is noted.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Lateral projection radiograph and CT images;

    Axial CT scan image demonstrates avulsed and slightly posteriorly displaced vertebral apophyseal ring of the L5 vertebra.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Lateral projection radiograph and CT images;

    Sagittal reformatted CT image confirms the posterior dislocation of the posterior-inferior apophyseal ring of the L5 vertebra

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Lateral projection radiograph and CT images;
     
     
A small defect is seen posteriorly to the inferior endplate of the L5 vertebra and an adjacent triangular bone fragment is noted.
 
Axial CT scan image demonstrates avulsed and slightly posteriorly displaced vertebral apophyseal ring of the L5 vertebra.
 
Sagittal reformatted CT image confirms the posterior dislocation of the posterior-inferior apophyseal ring of the L5 vertebra
 
 
 
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