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Case 12686

Progressive non-infectious anterior vertebral fusion (Copenhagen disease)

Author(s)
Darwish AH, Fotiadou A, Saifuddin A

Radiology Department,
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust,
Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP, UK
Email:hazem.dar@hotmail.com,
natfot@yahoo.gr,
Asif.Saifuddin@rnoh.nhs.uk
 
Patient
male, 39 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Sagittal T2-weighted FSE sequence

    Sagittal T2-weighted FSE sequence shows anterior fusion between the T4 and T9 vertebrae (arrows) with associated narrowing of the intervertebral discs anteriorly. Prominent upper and mid-thoracic kyphosis is also...

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Sagittal T1-weighted SE sequence

    Sagittal T1-weighted SE sequence demonstrates the anterior fusion (white arrows) and normal vertebral bone marrow signal. Irregularity of the superior endplate is also noted (black arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;
     
     
Sagittal T2-weighted FSE sequence shows anterior fusion between the T4 and T9 vertebrae (arrows) with associated narrowing of the intervertebral discs anteriorly. Prominent upper and mid-thoracic kyphosis is also demonstrated. No cord abnormality identified.
 
Sagittal T1-weighted SE sequence demonstrates the anterior fusion (white arrows) and normal vertebral bone marrow signal. Irregularity of the superior endplate is also noted (black arrow).
 
 
 
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