Rugger jersey spine

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


End stage renal disease.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

The spleen is enlarged and its cephalocaudal height measured 170mm.
Both kidneys are small with atrophic parenchymal changes. A few subcentimeter simple cortical cysts are seen at kidneys. 
Transplanted kidney with relatively atrophic parenchyma and a few small simple cortical cysts are seen at right iliac fossa. Mild hydronephrosis is present without obvious stone or mass.
Diffuse but mild urinary bladder wall thickening is present.
Mild degenerative changes as osteophytosis are seen at the lumbar spine.
There are also prominent endplate densities at multiple contiguous vertebral levels.

Case Discussion

Features are most consistent with rugger jersey spine in a patient with end stage renal disese.

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Case information

rID: 83292
Published: 20th Oct 2020
Last edited: 20th Oct 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center