Osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture

Case contributed by Dr Usman Bashir

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Moderate T12 crush fracture (note the reduction in height of the posterior column as well) with height loss of 25-40%. This is chronic in nature given the absence of acute signs, i.e., cortical disruption and trabecular impaction. The background osteopenia and patient's age make the diagnosis obvious.

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Case Information

rID: 19198
Case created: 15th Aug 2012
Last edited: 15th Dec 2015
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