Kümmell disease

Case contributed by Dr Safwat Mohammad Almoghazy


A known case of cancer cancer colon CT follow up.

Patient Data

Age: 75-years
Gender: Female

Collapsed T7 vertebra with large horizontal gas filled cleft suggestive of Kummell disease

Case Discussion

Kümmell disease is an eponymous name for avascular necrosis and collapse of a vertebral body. It usually occurs in elderly and osteoporotic patients and is more common in females.

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Case information

rID: 52604
Published: 18th Apr 2017
Last edited: 12th Dec 2020
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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