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Charcot arthropathy of the lumbosacral spine mimicking a vertebral tumor after spinal cord injury.

Son SB, Lee SH, Kim ES, Eoh W - J Korean Neurosurg Soc (2013)

Bottom Line: Charcot spinal arthropathy is a rare, progressive type of vertebral joint degeneration that occurs in the setting of any preexisting condition characterized by decreased afferent innervation to the extent that normal protective joint sensation in the vertebral column is impaired.The authors report on a case of Charcot arthropathy of the lower lumbar spine mimicking a spinal tumor following cervical cord injury.

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Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ; School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Charcot spinal arthropathy is a rare, progressive type of vertebral joint degeneration that occurs in the setting of any preexisting condition characterized by decreased afferent innervation to the extent that normal protective joint sensation in the vertebral column is impaired. The authors report on a case of Charcot arthropathy of the lower lumbar spine mimicking a spinal tumor following cervical cord injury.

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A three dimensional CT image of the pelvis showing extensive resorption and the bone formation phenomenon with ensheathing hyperostosis at L5 to S1.
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Figure 3: A three dimensional CT image of the pelvis showing extensive resorption and the bone formation phenomenon with ensheathing hyperostosis at L5 to S1.

Mentions: Plain radiography revealed erosion and destruction of L5 and the sacral vertebral body and the presence of paravertebral hypertrophic ossification with a pseudotumoral appearance around the L5-S1 joint (Fig. 2). A three dimensional CT scan highlighted the severity of the intervertebral dislocation in the lying position (Fig. 3), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed peripheral and paravertebral gadolinium uptake by the osteolytic lesion at L5 and S1 vertebrae (Fig. 4).


Charcot arthropathy of the lumbosacral spine mimicking a vertebral tumor after spinal cord injury.

Son SB, Lee SH, Kim ES, Eoh W - J Korean Neurosurg Soc (2013)

A three dimensional CT image of the pelvis showing extensive resorption and the bone formation phenomenon with ensheathing hyperostosis at L5 to S1.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
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Figure 3: A three dimensional CT image of the pelvis showing extensive resorption and the bone formation phenomenon with ensheathing hyperostosis at L5 to S1.
Mentions: Plain radiography revealed erosion and destruction of L5 and the sacral vertebral body and the presence of paravertebral hypertrophic ossification with a pseudotumoral appearance around the L5-S1 joint (Fig. 2). A three dimensional CT scan highlighted the severity of the intervertebral dislocation in the lying position (Fig. 3), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed peripheral and paravertebral gadolinium uptake by the osteolytic lesion at L5 and S1 vertebrae (Fig. 4).

Bottom Line: Charcot spinal arthropathy is a rare, progressive type of vertebral joint degeneration that occurs in the setting of any preexisting condition characterized by decreased afferent innervation to the extent that normal protective joint sensation in the vertebral column is impaired.The authors report on a case of Charcot arthropathy of the lower lumbar spine mimicking a spinal tumor following cervical cord injury.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ; School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Charcot spinal arthropathy is a rare, progressive type of vertebral joint degeneration that occurs in the setting of any preexisting condition characterized by decreased afferent innervation to the extent that normal protective joint sensation in the vertebral column is impaired. The authors report on a case of Charcot arthropathy of the lower lumbar spine mimicking a spinal tumor following cervical cord injury.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus