Osteophyte fracture - lumbar spine

Case contributed by Dr Shailaja Muniraj


Long standing left lower abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

There is a radiolucent line noted across the anterior osteophyte of the L4 vertebral body. No evidence of perivertebral hematoma or pseudoarthrosis.

Special thanks: Dr H K Anand

Case Discussion

This is a case of fractured osteophyte - likely chronic.

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Case information

rID: 51054
Published: 22nd Feb 2017
Last edited: 18th Apr 2017
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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