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Case 11395

Achondroplasia. MR imaging findings in the lumbar spine

Author(s)
Ekaterini Solomou, Pantelis Kraniotis, Athanasia Sotiriadi, Theodore Petsas.

Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Patras, Greece; Email:pantelis.kraniotis@gmail.com
 
Patient
male, 27 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Contiguous T2WI from left to right at mid-sagittal level.

    There is scalloping of the posterior aspect of the vertebral bodies. The spinal canal is stenosed at the intervertebral disk level. The upper lumbar intervertebral disks show more degenerative changes.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Contiguous T2WI at the L3-4 intervertebral disk level

    Cranial to caudal images: There is marked canal stenosis at the disk level (orange arrows). The pedicles of the L4 vertebra are shortened (red asterisk). The interpedicular distance is also short (yellow arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
There is scalloping of the posterior aspect of the vertebral bodies. The spinal canal is stenosed at the intervertebral disk level. The upper lumbar intervertebral disks show more degenerative changes.
 
Cranial to caudal images: There is marked canal stenosis at the disk level (orange arrows). The pedicles of the L4 vertebra are shortened (red asterisk). The interpedicular distance is also short (yellow arrow).
 
 
 
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