Romanus lesion

The Romanus lesion represents an early finding in inflammatory spondyloarthropathies, such as ankylosing spondylitis and enteropathic arthritis, and appears as irregularity and erosion involving the anterior and posterior edges of the vertebral endplates 1. Healing response to these inflammatory erosions appears radiographically as reactive sclerosis, which is known as the shiny corner sign


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rID: 35486
Sections: Pathology, Signs
Tags: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Romanus lesions

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