Vertebra plana

Case contributed by Jeremy Jones


Generalized increased back pain.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Complete collapse of L1 illustrating vertebra plana.

Generalized osteoporotic and spondylotic changes are also noted.

Case Discussion

Isolated vertebra plana with complete vertebral body heigh loss at L1. Some kyphosis at this level, but otherwise normal alignment with no other bony injury.

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