Aortic calcification contributing to bone densitometry measurement.

  title={Aortic calcification contributing to bone densitometry measurement.},
  author={Jason A. Smith and John A Vento and Richard P. Spencer and Beatriz E Tendler},
  journal={Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry},
  volume={2 2},
A 75-yr-old glucocorticoid-dependent asthmatic male had a bone mineral density study to assess possible osteoporosis prior to initiating therapy. A radiograph of the lumbar spine revealed an asymmetrical compression of the second lumbar vertebra, marked scoliosis, vertebral osteopenia, and a highly calcified abdominal aorta. Bone mineral density (dual X-ray absolptiometry [DXA]) revealed low bone mass in L2-L4 and a markedly abnonrnal pattern, with a linear central density representing a… CONTINUE READING


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