Typical appearanc...
Typical appearance of bamboo spine with multiple syndesmophytes between the vertebral bodies.Degenerative changes as endplate sclerosis and mild irregularity are seen. Normal lordosis of lumbar spine is reversed.
System: Musculoskeletal
Section: Signs
Tag: spine
Modality: X-ray (Lateral)

- “ The dagger sign is a single central radiodense line on frontal radiographs related to ossification of supraspinous and interspinous ligaments whic...”

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  • 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....”

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