Fused hemivertebra

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Back pain

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
CT

On the right side of L4 and additional hemivertebra is present with the body and lateral mass fused to L4 with resultant dextroscoliosis. The right-sided facet joints demonstrate marked degenerative change. 

MRI

Fused L4 hemivertebra with short segment dextroscoliosis is noted, best seen on coronal images. A nerve root appears to exit via the foramen between L4 and the hemivertebra. No canal stenosis. 

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Case information

rID: 41487
Published: 20th May 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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