Osteoporotic spinal compression fracture

Case contributed by Dr Alborz Jahangiri

Presentation

Thoracic back pain and kyphosis. No history of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 91
Gender: Female

Generalised osteopenia and wedged compression fracture of T8 with greater than 80% decreased vertebral height.

There is also associated kyphosis.

Case Discussion

In the absence of significant trauma and given the age of the patient, appearances are compatible with osteoporotic crush fracture.

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Case information

rID: 46865
Case created: 21st Jul 2016
Last edited: 13th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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