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Baastrup syndrome

Case contributed by Ali Abougazia
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

Back pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

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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