Skeletal Radiol (2017) 46:1367–1378 DOI 10.1007/s00256-017-2699-1 SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE 1 1 1 Joao R. T. Vicentini & Edgar L. Martinez-Salazar & Connie Y. Chang & 1 1 1 Miriam A. Bredella & Daniel I. Rosenthal & Martin Torriani Received: 31 March 2017 /Revised: 26 May 2017 /Accepted: 7 June 2017 /Published online: 28 June 2017 ISS 2017 Abstract radiographs or CT. Disk degenerative changes and asymmet- Objective Hemispherical spondylosclerosis (HS) is a rare ric endplate erosions are consistent markers of HS. degenerative entity characterized by dome-shaped sclero- . . . sis of a single vertebral body that may pose a diagnostic Keywords Hemispherical spondylosclerosis MRI CT dilemma. The goal of this study was to describe the MR Spine imaging features of HS. Materials and methods We identified spine radiographs and CT examinations of subjects with HS who also had MR im- Introduction aging for correlation. Two musculoskeletal radiologists inde- pendently assessed sclerosis characteristics, presence of Hemispherical spondylosclerosis (HS) is characterized by endplate erosions, marrow signal intensity, and disk degener- a focal dome-shaped sclerotic area at the anterior corner of ation (Pfirrmann scale). a single vertebral body. Radiographic imaging features of Results We identified 11 subjects (six males, five females, this
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Published: Jun 28, 2017
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