Idiopathic segmental sclerosis of vertebral bodies

Edward F. McCarthy, Howard D. Dorfman

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Abstract

Five cases of idiopathic vertebral sclerosis are presented. The features of this condition are segmental vertebral sclerosis of a single lumbar vertebra in a young adult without disc space narrowing or alteration of vertebral contour. The differential diagnosis is discussed. Lumbar vertebra biopsies of three patients showed reactive nonspecific osteosclerosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

Keywords

  • "Ivory" vertebra
  • Discogenic sclerosis
  • Schmorl's node
  • Vertebral sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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