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Wedge compression fracture L1

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem



Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Compression fracture of the anterior 2/3 of the L1 vertebral body with preserved posterior 1/3 and posterior cortex. No evidence of vertebral displacement or thecal sac compression. L5-S1 positive vacuum sign in keeping with age-related disc degeneration.

Case Discussion

Single column fractures are fractures that involve the anterior 2/3 of the vertebral body and are considered stable.


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Case information

rID: 51820
Published: 17th Mar 2017
Last edited: 21st Apr 2021
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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