Ankylosing spondylitis and chalk fracture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Patient presented to the emergency department with neck pain following a fall.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

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Case Discussion

This patient with well known ankylosing spondylitis had a fall. CT at the time demonstrated a bamboo spinal fracture though his fused cervical spine. 

6 weeks later later no bony union had yet occurred and appearances were consistent with the development of a pseudoarthrosis.

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Case Information

rID: 7777
Case created: 6th Dec 2009
Last edited: 27th Nov 2015
Tag: spine
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