Typical spine (Arrows) as shown in the picture below is characteristic of ?
A. Tuberculosis of spine.
D. Renal Osteodystrophy.
Ans:D. Renal Osteodystrophy.
The typical appearance of spine as shown in the picture above represents Rugger Jersey spine.
Rugger Jersey Spine Sign
- At radiography, sclerotic bands along the superior and inferior thoracic and lumbar vertebral body endplates give a striped appearance to the vertebral bodies, with a relative band of lucency at the center of each vertebral body. The alternating parallel sclerotic and lucent bands are analogous to the stripes on an English rugby sweater, from which arises the name “rugger jersey spine”.
- The rugger jersey spine sign is said to be almost diagnostic of the osteosclerosis associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism of chronic renal failure.