Ankylosing spondylitis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Patient Data

Age: 65 years old
Gender: Male

There are diffuse syndesmophyitic ankylosis that give a "bamboo spine" appearance , ossification of spinal ligaments, joints and discs and also ankylosis of sacroiliac joint on axial images.

Case Discussion

The findings in a 65 Y/O male are compatible with ankylosing spondylitis.
(The patient is also a known case of hepatocellular carcinoma.)

 

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