Schmorl nodes

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Modality: CT

Incidental schmorl nodes are noted at the inferior endplates of L2, L3 and L4. 

Modality: MRI

Incidental schmorl nodes are noted at the inferior endplates of L3 and L4. 

Case Discussion

Schmörl nodes (often spelled Schmorl nodes) refer to protrusions of the cartilage of the intervertebral disc through the vertebral body endplate and into the adjacent vertebra. 

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Case Information

rID: 4638
Case created: 24th Sep 2008
Last edited: 9th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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