Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic;
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Exec Prod/Writer of TNT's medical drama Monday Mornings
2442 days ago
this is an unusual abnormality of the spine. what do you think is going on here? clue: look closely at the bottom of spine.
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there's total displacement of the sacrum, probably trauma related?
occurs when there is a weakining of the IV disk from improper closure of the neural tube and the vertebral bodies are completely closed, that is known as spinabifida occulta but if the l4 or l5 vertebrae slip and fracture it is known as
Ankylosing Spondylitis? Looks fused...
spondyloptosis L5 S1
I agree with titeyogarunner and say it is spina bifida. I have spondylosis and the disks would be close together, herniated.
Birth defect....A third thumb?
Birth defect....a third thumb?
Is it just me or does the bottom right portion look like a penis??
Chronic spondylolisthesis (grade 3) L5/S1. Been there for some time...and it is not a sudden fracture (though there has to be "chronic fracture at a congenital weak spot" at both pars)and...it is not Ankylosing Spondylitis...See a Spinal surgeon.
Betlehem Semahge's spine...spinal tb complications:)
In laymen's terms, it looks extremely painful.
Looks like trouble to me. Spondyloptosis? Painful.
the back bone looks broken and have lodged up against the other bone or the bigger bone has grown irregular
undeveloped tail,,,,,,,,,or lumdar bone........sacrum in not visible i guess
I am at least positve this is a sagittal image of CAT scan of the Lumbar Spine. I would love to see the axial and coronal views as well.
Severe Subluxation of L5-S1 due to DDD (degenerative disc disease) with osteophyte formation on the endplates due to osteoarthritis? :D
Looks like a excessive lordosis (saddleback)
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