Severe lordosis - sign on AP radiograph

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


40-year old obese female presented with backache

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

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Case Discussion

Hyperlordosis, especially in obese patients, may cause neural arch of vertebrae and both lamina to turn up and be seen as a divert 'V' on AP lumbar spine radiographs.

This case is from my dear Prof. Saeed Rad's archive. Radiology department, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

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Case information

rID: 20634
Published: 2nd Dec 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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