Acute vertebral compression fracture

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem

Presentation

Fall from ladder

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Female

Abnormal anterior step defect and line of condensation, indicating trabecular impaction, involving L2 and L3 vertebral bodies. The posterior cortices remain intact. No thecal sac compression. Intact posterior neural elements.

Case Discussion

Acute wedge compression fracture of L2 and L3.

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