Ankylosing spondylitis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Long standing ankylosing spondylitis.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male
X-ray

Flowing syndesmophytes causing total fusion of the lumbar spine with a 'bamboo' appearance.

Calcification of the intraspinous ligaments resulting in a 'dagger like' appearance.

Case Discussion

Advanced appearances of ankylosing spondylitis exhibiting two classical signs:

  • bamboo spine
  • dagger sign
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Case information

rID: 45933
Case created: 14th Jun 2016
Last edited: 17th Jun 2016
Tag: basic
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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