Hyperextension vertebral body fractures in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis: a cause of intravertebral fluidlike collections on MR imaging.

@article{Hir1999HyperextensionVB,
  title={Hyperextension vertebral body fractures in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis: a cause of intravertebral fluidlike collections on MR imaging.},
  author={P X Le Hir and Anne Sautet and Laurence Le Gars and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Zeitoun and J. M. Tubiana and Lionel Arriv{\'e} and J. D. Laredo},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1999},
  volume={173 6},
  pages={1679-83}
}
OBJECTIVE We describe an intravertebral fluidlike collection observed on MR images in five of six patients who sustained vertebral body fracture through a segment of the spine ankylosed by diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. The mechanism of injury, clinical course, conventional radiographs, CT scans, and other MR imaging findings are analyzed. CONCLUSION Intravertebral fluidlike collections were associated with hyperextension injury of the spine. Well-delineated borders, anterior… CONTINUE READING