Ankylosing spondylitis

Case contributed by Dr Neel Raithatha

Presentation

History of chronic backache since 9 years.

Patient Data

Age: 37 years
Gender: Male
X-ray
  • fusion of both sacroiliac joints
  • dagger spine appearance (calcification of interspinous and supraspinous ligament)
  • bamboo spine appearance (ankylosis through syndesmophytes)
  • calcification of the intervertebral disc

 

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Case information

rID: 28355
Case created: 22nd Mar 2014
Last edited: 26th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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