Friday, December 16, 2011

X-Ray Spine Finding . . .

The X-Ray given below is of a 65 year old man who came with severe back pain and evening rise of temperature since the last 2 weeks. In addition to the extensive amount of osteophytes, we just could not come to a conclusion on a faint homogenous opacity jutting out to the left at L3-L4. His ESR is 124 mm.



Kindly throw light if anybody has a clue about what it could be.

3 comments:

  1. Please post the lateral view as well. I ll be glad to help you out for xray reads for your hospital.

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  2. also, on the AP view correctly there is extensive osteophytosis, degenerative changes. Osteoporosis. Shadow that you have marked looks like paravertebral ossification not TB, lateral view spine and CXR would help

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  3. Thanks Sumer for your offer. @ Jeevan: I'm sure you won't get a better radiologist than Sumer. Highly recommended.

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