Block vertebrae

Case contributed by Dr Nikola Todorovic
Diagnosis certain


Chronic back pain with irradiation to both legs. Proven osteoporosis.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Almost complete fusion of vertebral bodies L2 and L3. Block vertebrae.


Degenerative changes in the spine.

Case Discussion

Taking into consideration presence of osteoporosis, acquired block vertebrae cannot be excluded, but if so, then older trauma can be a possible cause.

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