Compression fracture

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

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Back pain after falling.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

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.

CT

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
Published: 4th Nov 2012
Last edited: 5th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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