Body Region: Musculoskeletal
Author: Birgit Ertl-Wagner, MD, Munich, Germany
1. Patient presentation
- A 53-year-old man presented to the emergency room with acute lower back pain and radiculopathy.
- He had been suffering from recurring lower back pain for several months. However, this time the
pain was more severe and radiated to the left leg.
- The pain got worse when the patient coughed or sneezed.
- Non-enhanced CT of the lumbar spine was done.