AP radiograph
Frontal
AP radiograph
Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ The findings of xray in a 40 Y/O male with back pain and stiffness are consistent of ankylosing spondylitis. ”

Used in the following article:

  • Bamboo spine (ankylosing spondylitis) - “ Bamboo spine is a radiographic feature seen in ankylosing spondylitis that occurs as a result of vertebral body fusion by marginal syndesmophytes....”
  • Syndesmophyte - “ Syndesmophytes are calcifications or heterotopic ossifications inside a spinal ligament or of the annulus fibrosus.​ They are seen in only a limit...”
  • Ankylosing spondylitis - “ Ankylosing spondylitis (less commonly known as Bechterew disease and Marie Strümpell disease) is a seronegative spondyloarthropathy, which results...”
  • Dagger sign (spine) - “ The dagger sign is a radiographic feature seen in ankylosing spondylitis as a single central radiodense line on frontal radiographs related to oss...”

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