Schmörl node: prominent

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 50-year-old
Gender: Male

CT Lumbar spine (selected images)

A well demarked and big Schmorl node is observed on the inferior endplate of L4. 

Case Discussion

Schmorl nodes are commonly observed in the spine of elderly patients and represent a protrusion of intervertebral disk tissue into the vertebral body. 

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Case information

rID: 40660
Published: 29th Oct 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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