System: Musculoskeletal
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Modality: Diagram

- “ Syndesmophytes and osteophytes can look very similar on imaging and it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between the two. This illustration ...”

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  • Syndesmophyte - “ Syndesmophytes are calcifications or heterotopic ossifications inside a spinal ligament or of the annulus fibrosus.​ They are seen in only a limit...”
  • Osteophyte - “ Osteophytes are cartilage-capped bony proliferations (spurs) that most commonly develop at the margins of a synovial joint as a response to articu...”

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