Publication
Title
Complications of the rigid spine
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Abstract
We present a short overview of the most common causes and imaging findings of a rigid spine including long-standing spondylarthritis, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, and the less common ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. The article also focuses on the pathogenesis and imaging findings of acute complications of the rigid spine due to fractures. These fractures may occur even after minor trauma and are difficult to detect on initial radiographs, resulting in a delayed diagnosis. They are often unstable with a high risk of severe neurologic complications, leading to high morbidity and mortality both in the initial phase and in the months following the fracture. Because the negative predictive value of conventional radiography is low, every patient with a rigid spine with newly appearing pain should be referred for subsequent cross-sectional imaging.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology
Publication
2023
ISSN
1089-7860
DOI
10.1055/S-0043-1770136
Volume/pages
27 :05 (2023) , p. 491-498
ISI
001083496700002
Pubmed ID
37816357
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Creation 12.10.2023
Last edited 11.04.2024
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