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Case 783

Insufficiency fracture of the sternum.

Author(s)
M. Davies, V.N. Cassar-Pullicino
 
Patient
female, 61 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Radiographic Imaging

    Lateral radiograph of the thoracic spine showing osteopaenia , kyphosis and multiple compression fractures of the vertebral bodies.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Radiographic Imaging;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Radioisotope Imaging

    Anterior and posterior views of a Technecium 99 bone scan at 3 hours showing increased uptake in the spine and sternum.Increased uptake in the ribs is due to further insufficiency fractures.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Radioisotope Imaging;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Radiographic Imaging

    Lateral radiograph of the sternum showing a slightly displaced fracture of the manubrium (arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Radiographic Imaging;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

    T1-weighted para-sagittal image through the sternum showing a linear area of low signal corresponding to the fracture site (lower arrow).A sternoclavicular joint is also shown (upper arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Magnetic Resonance Imaging.;
     
     
Lateral radiograph of the thoracic spine showing osteopaenia , kyphosis and multiple compression fractures of the vertebral bodies.
 
Anterior and posterior views of a Technecium 99 bone scan at 3 hours showing increased uptake in the spine and sternum.Increased uptake in the ribs is due to further insufficiency fractures.
 
Lateral radiograph of the sternum showing a slightly displaced fracture of the manubrium (arrow).
 
T1-weighted para-sagittal image through the sternum showing a linear area of low signal corresponding to the fracture site (lower arrow).A sternoclavicular joint is also shown (upper arrow).
 
 
 
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