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Title: Congenitally absent lumbar pedicle: a reappraisal

Abstract

Three patients who had a diagnosis of congenitally absent lumbar pedicle underwent CT examination. Findings showed that each patient had an aberrant hypoplastic pedicle plus a retroisthmic defect in their ipsilateral lamina rather than an absent pedicle. Axial CT was the diagnostic modality of choice; reformated images were of little value. The differential diagnosis to be considered from the findings of plain film radiography includes pediculate thinning, neoplastic disease, neurofibroma, mesodermal dysplasia associated with neurofibromatosis, and vascular anomalies.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Toronto, Ontario
OSTI Identifier:
6385541
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Radiology; (United States); Journal Volume: 152:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; SKELETAL DISEASES; DIAGNOSIS; VERTEBRAE; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; CONGENITAL MALFORMATIONS; PATIENTS; BODY; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; MALFORMATIONS; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; SKELETON; TOMOGRAPHY; 550602* - Medicine- External Radiation in Diagnostics- (1980-); 550800 - Morphology

Citation Formats

Wortzman, G., and Steinhardt, M.I. Congenitally absent lumbar pedicle: a reappraisal. United States: N. p., 1984. Web. doi:10.1148/radiology.152.3.6463253.
Wortzman, G., & Steinhardt, M.I. Congenitally absent lumbar pedicle: a reappraisal. United States. doi:10.1148/radiology.152.3.6463253.
Wortzman, G., and Steinhardt, M.I. Sat . "Congenitally absent lumbar pedicle: a reappraisal". United States. doi:10.1148/radiology.152.3.6463253.
@article{osti_6385541,
title = {Congenitally absent lumbar pedicle: a reappraisal},
author = {Wortzman, G. and Steinhardt, M.I.},
abstractNote = {Three patients who had a diagnosis of congenitally absent lumbar pedicle underwent CT examination. Findings showed that each patient had an aberrant hypoplastic pedicle plus a retroisthmic defect in their ipsilateral lamina rather than an absent pedicle. Axial CT was the diagnostic modality of choice; reformated images were of little value. The differential diagnosis to be considered from the findings of plain film radiography includes pediculate thinning, neoplastic disease, neurofibroma, mesodermal dysplasia associated with neurofibromatosis, and vascular anomalies.},
doi = {10.1148/radiology.152.3.6463253},
journal = {Radiology; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 152:3,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1984},
month = {Sat Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1984}
}