Fluid sign in acute vertebral collapse

Case contributed by Dr Abhinav Ranwaka


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Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Male

Linear horizontal signal (fluid sign) in the L1 vertebral body which shows fluid intensity on all sequences with surrounding marrow oedema which shows post Gd enhancement.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates typical appearances of an osteoporotic fracture with prominent fluid filled cleft (fluid sign). 

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Case information

rID: 24669
Published: 3rd Sep 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: spine
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