Acute vertebral body compression fractures

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Car accident.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

Anterior column acute compression fractures of L4 and L5. Note the subtle cortical buckling anteriorly. Fracture of the L2 spinous process. 

MRI confirms marrow oedema in association with the L4 and L5 vertebral fractures. No disoligamentous injury. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of stable vertebral body compression fractures involving the anterior column at L4 and L5. 

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Case information

rID: 31757
Case created: 26th Oct 2014
Last edited: 24th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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