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Post Pregnancy Severe Spinal Osteoporosis with Multiple Vertebral Fractures and Kyphoscoliosis in a Multigravida: A Rare Case with Management.

Hadgaonkar S, Shah KC, Bhatt H, Shyam A, Sancheti P - Asian Spine J (2015)

Bottom Line: Our patient presented at 4 month lactation and did not want to wean her infant, so she was treated with total contact orthosis and took vitamin D and calcium.The pain was relieved within 3 months but there was no improvement in bone density.After eight months when the infant was weaned, she was treated with teriparatide.

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Affiliation: Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Sancheti Hospital, Pune, India.

ABSTRACT
Osteoporosis associated with pregnancy and lactation is a less commonly known condition and often overlooked. The prevalence, exact aetiology and its pathogenesis are unknown. It is commonly seen in first three months after delivery in primigravida. It is often undiagnosed because of it not suspected n and X-rays and densitometry are avoided if possible during pregnancy and lactation. If missed, it can lead to osteoporotic fractures and disability. In this paper, we report a case of a 24-year-old multigravida 4 months after pregnancy with multiple vertebral compression fractures and kyphoscoliosis. Her metabolic workup was normal but bone densitometry revealed severe osteoporosis of the dorso-lumbar spine. Immediate weaning and antiresorptives like bisphosphonates and teriparatide are used as first line drugs to manage postpartum spinal osteoporosis. Our patient presented at 4 month lactation and did not want to wean her infant, so she was treated with total contact orthosis and took vitamin D and calcium. The pain was relieved within 3 months but there was no improvement in bone density. After eight months when the infant was weaned, she was treated with teriparatide. After one year of teriparatide therapy, there were no new fractures and densitometry scores improved.

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Mentions: Radiographs (Fig. 1) showed kyphoscoliosis and multiple vertebral fractures. An MRI of the spine (Fig. 2) showed vertebral compression fractures of D8, D9, D11, L2, and L3 vertebral bodies. Intervertebral discs and the spinal cord appeared to be normal. A detailed history was taken rule out cause of multiple pathological fractures. She was a multigravida (second delivery), having had her first child eight years ago. The first pregnancy was normal without similar complaints.


Post Pregnancy Severe Spinal Osteoporosis with Multiple Vertebral Fractures and Kyphoscoliosis in a Multigravida: A Rare Case with Management.

Hadgaonkar S, Shah KC, Bhatt H, Shyam A, Sancheti P - Asian Spine J (2015)

Radiograph dorsolumbar spine anteroposterior and lateral view.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4522457&req=5

Figure 1: Radiograph dorsolumbar spine anteroposterior and lateral view.
Mentions: Radiographs (Fig. 1) showed kyphoscoliosis and multiple vertebral fractures. An MRI of the spine (Fig. 2) showed vertebral compression fractures of D8, D9, D11, L2, and L3 vertebral bodies. Intervertebral discs and the spinal cord appeared to be normal. A detailed history was taken rule out cause of multiple pathological fractures. She was a multigravida (second delivery), having had her first child eight years ago. The first pregnancy was normal without similar complaints.

Bottom Line: Our patient presented at 4 month lactation and did not want to wean her infant, so she was treated with total contact orthosis and took vitamin D and calcium.The pain was relieved within 3 months but there was no improvement in bone density.After eight months when the infant was weaned, she was treated with teriparatide.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Sancheti Hospital, Pune, India.

ABSTRACT
Osteoporosis associated with pregnancy and lactation is a less commonly known condition and often overlooked. The prevalence, exact aetiology and its pathogenesis are unknown. It is commonly seen in first three months after delivery in primigravida. It is often undiagnosed because of it not suspected n and X-rays and densitometry are avoided if possible during pregnancy and lactation. If missed, it can lead to osteoporotic fractures and disability. In this paper, we report a case of a 24-year-old multigravida 4 months after pregnancy with multiple vertebral compression fractures and kyphoscoliosis. Her metabolic workup was normal but bone densitometry revealed severe osteoporosis of the dorso-lumbar spine. Immediate weaning and antiresorptives like bisphosphonates and teriparatide are used as first line drugs to manage postpartum spinal osteoporosis. Our patient presented at 4 month lactation and did not want to wean her infant, so she was treated with total contact orthosis and took vitamin D and calcium. The pain was relieved within 3 months but there was no improvement in bone density. After eight months when the infant was weaned, she was treated with teriparatide. After one year of teriparatide therapy, there were no new fractures and densitometry scores improved.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus