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Bone Case 10

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84 year old female with excruciating low back pain after a fall. Lumbar spine and pelvic radiographs show only marked degenerative change.


Anterior and posterior images are shown, 3hrs after injection

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1) Describe the abnormalities
2) What is the underlying diagnosis?
3) Is there an eponym here?
4) Can you explain the plain film findings?

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