Baastrup syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ali Abougazia

Presentation

Back pain

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

LUMBAR SPINE X-RAY

Close approximation and contact of adjacent spinous processes (kissing spines).

There is resultant enlargement, flattening and reactive sclerosis of apposing interspinous surfaces.

Anterior marginal osteophytosis.

Case Discussion

Findings consistent with Baastrup syndrome.

Case courtesy of Dr Mohamed El-Beialy.

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Case information

rID: 25160
Published: 9th Oct 2013
Last edited: 26th Jul 2018
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