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Anales de Medicina Interna

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MANERO RUIZ, F. J.; ROCA ESPIAU, M.  y  MOTA MARTINEZ, J.. Spinal pseudoarthrosis in ankylosing spondylitis . An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2002, vol.19, n.9, pp.32-37. ISSN 0212-7199.

Spinal pseudoarthrosis is an uncommon complication in patients with advanced ankylosing spondylitis which consists in destruction of the discovertebral junction. Two cases of spinal pseudoarthrosis at the thoracolumbar level after a spontaneous fall are reported. Because of the neural arch involvement and the spinal cord compression a stabilization was required. Different imaging techniques are complementaries in the study of this entity, conventional radiographs and computed tomography may depicte bone abnormalities, but magnetic resonance allows a correct evaluation of spinal cord and soft tissue involvement. 

Palabras clave : Spinal pseudoarthrosis; Spondylodiscitis; Ankylosing spondylitis; Magnetic resonance.

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