Scheuermann disease

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Thoracic kyphosis for evaluation.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

There is a slight scoliosis of the mid and lower thoracic spine concave to the left. Mild thoracic kyphosis. 


Modality: MRI

Normal segmental vertebral anatomy. Very mild lower thoracic spine scoliosis. Thoracic kyphosis (60 degrees) centred on T7 with anterior wedging from T5-T7. Elsewhere in the body height and intravertebral disc space height is normal. Marrow signal is normal. Lower thoracic Schmorl's nodes. 


Thoracic kyphoscoliosis consistent with Scheuermann disease.

Case Discussion

This is a case of Scheuermann disease, with a thoracic kyphosis and anterior wedging of three vertebral thoracic vertebrae. 

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Case Information

rID: 38701
Case created: 30th Jul 2015
Last edited: 7th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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