Spinal cord block with a destructive lesion of the dorsal spine in ankylosing spondylitis.


Extensive destructive lesions in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) that involve an intervertebral disc space and adjoining vertebral bodies have been reported since 1937 (1,2). The cumulative experience was reviewed in 1972 (3). The roentgenographic appearance may closely simulate that of infective spondylitis, but the lesions are almost invariably… (More)

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