Trauma CT of the thoracic and lumbar spine without injury

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Car accident. Concern for abdominal and chest injuries. CT reformats of the spine.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Sagittal reformats of the thoracic and lumbar spine performed on a trauma CT of the body. There is no acute injury of the spine. The endplate irregularity seen in the lower lumbar spine is common non-traumatic finding due to disc herniation through the bony endplate known as Schmorl nodes

Case Discussion

Sagittal reformats of the thoracic and lumbar spine performed on a trauma CT of the body. There is no acute injury. 

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Case information

rID: 31720
Case created: 23rd Oct 2014
Last edited: 3rd Oct 2017
Systems: Spine, Forensic, Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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