Spot Diagnosis

Vertebral collapse or compression fracture of vertebra



Question :
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What is the diagnosis?

Discussion :
A compression fracture occurs when the normal vertebral body of the spine is squished, or compressed, to a smaller height. This injury tends to happen in two groups of people. First, are patients who are involved in traumatic accidents. When a load placed on the vertebrae exceeds its stability, it may collapse. This is commonly seen after a fall. The second, and much more common are causes such as Potts spine, leukemic infiltration of vertebral bones.

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Last Shown : Aug 2009
 
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