Baastrup syndrome with interspinous osteoarthritis

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Chronic lumbar back pain. Degenerative spine disease known for decades.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

Spondylosis, osteochondrosis and degenerative intervertebral joint disease of the lumbar spine with massive disc space narrowing at L3/4/5 and thie spinous processes L2-5 rubbing angainst each other. Osteophytes have formed at the contacting surfaces and there is a large geode at the base of the L3 spinous process indicating osteoarthritis in a nearthrosis.

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Case information

rID: 18560
Published: 12th Jul 2012
Last edited: 5th Nov 2015
Tag: spine
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