EURORAD ESR

Case 10992

A rare extra-intestinal manifestation of Crohn's disease

Author(s)
Kotsyfakis S1, Goumenakis M1, Karantanas A1

Department of Medical Imaging,
University Hospital Heraklion - Greece
Email:kotsyfakis@yahoo.com
 
Patient
male, 25 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Sagittal T2-w and sagittal STIR MR images

    Sagittal T2-w and sagittal STIR MR images present extensive oedema in the posterior elements, the dorsal ligaments, the posterosuperior corner of the L3 vertebral body and anterior corners of the lower lumbar...

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal joint; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Inflammation;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial T2-w MR images

    Axial T2-w MR images demonstrate extensive oedema in the bone marrow and entheses at the levels of L1 down to L3 vertebral bodies (arrows).

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal joint; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Inflammation;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    T1-W MR image, after contrast administration

    The sagittal and axial T1 MR images after contrast medium administration, shows that all oedematous areas and entheses exhibited enhancement (arrows).

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal joint; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Inflammation;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Pelvis radiograph

    The magnified view of the AP pelvis radiograph shows subchondral sclerosis and erosions in the sacroiliac joints.

     
    Area of Interest: Gastrointestinal tract; Musculoskeletal joint; Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Inflammation;
     
     
Sagittal T2-w and sagittal STIR MR images present extensive oedema in the posterior elements, the dorsal ligaments, the posterosuperior corner of the L3 vertebral body and anterior corners of the lower lumbar vertebral bodies.
 
Axial T2-w MR images demonstrate extensive oedema in the bone marrow and entheses at the levels of L1 down to L3 vertebral bodies (arrows).
 
The sagittal and axial T1 MR images after contrast medium administration, shows that all oedematous areas and entheses exhibited enhancement (arrows).
 
The magnified view of the AP pelvis radiograph shows subchondral sclerosis and erosions in the sacroiliac joints.
 
 
 
Home Search Sections Teaching Cases History FAQ Case Archives Contact Login Disclaimer Imprint Switch to MOBILE version
View desktop version