Vertebral body fracture (burst / compression fracture)

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

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Patient presented with back pain after falling.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

compression fracture of L1 causing angular deformity of the vertebral endplate. Spine radiograph, also, showing calcified opacities in the RUQ (i.e. gallstones) as an incidental finding.

Sagittal bone CT shows a compression fracture of L1 causing angular deformity of the vertebral endplate and cortical step-off posteriorly.

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Case information

rID: 20123
Case created: 4th Nov 2012
Last edited: 19th Jul 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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