Vertebra plana: multiple myeloma

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Follow-up from spine clinic.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

T12 vertebra plana with kyphoscoliosis convex to the left. 


Near complete collapse of T12 vertebral body, more so on the right. The remainder of the T12 vertebral body on the left is expanded by soft tissue which continues posteriorly into the left pedicle. The right T12 pedicle is replaced by soft tissue, which erodes into the head of the right 12th rib, now fractured.

Case Discussion

Multiple myeloma is one of the many causes of vertebra plana

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Case information

rID: 40238
Case created: 13th Oct 2015
Last edited: 22nd Apr 2017
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