CASE STUDIES IN DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING Series editor : V N Cassar-Pullicino * Back pain in the older patient

@inproceedings{BaumgartnerCASESI,
  title={CASE STUDIES IN DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING Series editor : V N Cassar-Pullicino * Back pain in the older patient},
  author={Eric T. Baumgartner and Lisa Heitmann and Bertrand Duvoisin and Alexander Kai-Lik So}
}
Accepted for publication 9 January 1996 Clinical history A 72 year old male patient presented with recent onset thoracic back pain. The pain was continuous and intense, exacerbated by movements of the spine, and radiated bilaterally to the costal region. The patient was known to suffer from non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and hypertension. On admission, he appeared unwell and had a fever of 37.5'C. Clinical examination revealed localised tenderness at the T7 level, with bilateral… CONTINUE READING

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