Ankylosing spondylitis

Case contributed by Dr Paul Smith

Patient Data

Age: Adult

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Frontal and lateral chest radiographs show ossification of anterior longitudinal ligament and thoracic kyphosis. 


Coronal and sagittal bone window of the thoracic spine shows flowing syndesmophytes, characteristic of ankylosing spondylitis.

Case Discussion

Incidental finding of ankylosing spondylitis in a patient undergoing investigation for pulmonary embolus.

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