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Scheuermann disease

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


10 year-old boy with recurrent backaches.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

T2 signal loss of four adjacent thoracic disk segments with Schmorl nodes and hyperintense bone edema of the vertebral bodies T 7-9. 

Case Discussion

A rare example of Scheuermann disease "caught in the act", that may eventually result in kyphosis. Also note the persisting neurocentral synchondroses typical for that age.

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Case information

rID: 20667
Published: 5th Dec 2012
Last edited: 4th Dec 2019
Tag: spine
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