Scheuermann disease

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Thoracic kyphosis for evaluation.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
X-ray

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

 

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. 

Conclusion:

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: 30th May 2017
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