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Codfish vertebra - osteoporosis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


50 Y/O female with hyperparathyroid disease and severe osteoporosis

Patient Data:

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Race: Middle eastern
Modality: CT

 Biconcave appearance of thoracolumbar vertebrae with large staghorn stone and severe hydronephrosis at right kidney.

Case Discussion:

Biconcave appearance of  vertebrae in a 50 Y/O patient with severe osteoporosis due to primary hyperparathyroid disaese , which is called codfish ( or fish ) vertebra.

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