EURORAD ESR

Case 12606

Chronic dorsal pain in an adolescent with no history of trauma

Author(s)
Konstantinos G. Sorokos, Anastasios M. Vogiatzakis, Anthoula E. Ntakoula, Sophia K. Rellou, Athanasios P. Siampanos, Apostolos H. Karantanas

University of Crete
Department of Radiology
Faculty of Medicine
Stavrakia 71110
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Email:akarantanas@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 15 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Sagittal T1-w MRI

    Sagittal T1-w MR image shows disc narrowing in the lower thoracic spine together with endplate irregularity (open arrows) and an intravertebral disc herniation at the level of T10 vertebral body (arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Dysplasias;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Sagittal T2-w MRI

    Sagittal T2-w MR image shows decreased signal intensity of the narrowed discs, suggesting early degeneration (open arrows). Endplate irregularity is also seen (arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Dysplasias;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Sagittal STIR MRI

    Sagittal STIR MR image confirms early degeneration of the discs (arrows)

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Dysplasias;
     
     
Sagittal T1-w MR image shows disc narrowing in the lower thoracic spine together with endplate irregularity (open arrows) and an intravertebral disc herniation at the level of T10 vertebral body (arrow).
 
Sagittal T2-w MR image shows decreased signal intensity of the narrowed discs, suggesting early degeneration (open arrows). Endplate irregularity is also seen (arrow).
 
Sagittal STIR MR image confirms early degeneration of the discs (arrows)
 
 
 
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