Posterior apophyseal ring fracture

Case contributed by Dr Guilherme Silva


Low back pain in a patient practicing sport activities.

Patient Data

Age: 13 years
Gender: Male

Computed tomography showing fracture of posterior apophyseal ring with small bone fragment posteriorly to S1 endplate and posterior disc herniation.

MRI showing posterior corner defect of superior S1 endplate and posterior disc herniation.

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Case information

rID: 34949
Published: 19th Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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