Thoracolumbar pain after a motorcycle accident

Body Region: Musculoskeletal
Author: Birgit Ertl-Wagner, MD, Munich, Germany

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 51-year-old woman was brought to the emergency room after a high speed motorcycle accident.
  • She complained of pain in the thoracolumbar region.
  • Sensorimotor functions of the lower extremities were preserved.
  • Non-enhanced CT of the lumbar spine was performed.

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