Ankylosing spondylitis

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed

Presentation

Low back pain

Patient Data

Age: 50 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Axial images shows the follwoing:

  1. Multiple levels facrt joint arthropathy.
  2. Bilateral sacroiliac joints fusion.

Sagittal MPR of the patient shows the following:

  1. Multiple levels anterior syndesmophites.
  2. Syndesmophytic fusion of the disc spaces.
  3. No fractures.

Case Discussion

Sagittal and axial CT images of 51 years old male with low back pain shows mutiple level anterior syndesmpophutes together with multiple levels disc spaces fusion, Multiple levels arthrosis of the facet joints. Bilateral fusion of the scaro-iliac joints is noted as well suggesting the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis.

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Case Information

rID: 47966
Case created: 11th Sep 2016
Last edited: 11th Sep 2016
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