Schmorl node - prominent

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

CT Lumbar spine (selected images)


A well demarked and big Schmorl node is observed on the inferior endplate of L4. 

Case Discussion

Schmorl nodes are commonly observed in the spine of elderly patients and represent a protrusion of intervertebral disc tissue into the vertebral body.

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