Facet joint vacuum phenomenon
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Facet joint vacuum phenomenon or degenerative intrafacetal gas is a feature that can be seen on spinal imaging in facet joint arthropathy as part of degenerative spondylosis. This is a joint-specific example of the vacuum phenomenon.
MRI signal characteristics are those of gas:
T1: low signal
T2: low signal
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