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
Case created: 16th Mar 2015
Last edited: 25th Apr 2017
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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