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379 Possible Causes for Abnormal Spine X-Ray, Diffuse Bone Demineralization

  • Osteoporosis

    History Keep in mind that osteoporosis occurs in many people who have few or no risk factors for this condition. Often, patients who have not sustained a fracture do not report symptoms that would alert the clinician to suspect a diagnosis of osteoporosis; thus, this disease is a "silent thief" that generally[…][emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Hypophosphatasia

    Presence of thickened, wavy bones due to repetitive callus formation in fragile, fracture-susceptible bones with diffuse demineralization in the former and macrocrania, reduced[e-ultrasonography.org] Improvements in skeletal quality included diffusely increased mineral content, corrected or improved endochondral and membranous bone formation, fracture mending, reduced[nejm.org] […] skeletal deterioration was observed, except in Patient 4, whose consent for treatment was withdrawn during the intravenous infusion and who subsequently had marked skeletal demineralization[nejm.org]

  • Lumbar Spine Disorder

    X-rays can show if there are any abnormalities to the bones of the spine and can also measure how much curve is present.[webmd.com] X-rays may be recommended to determine whether there are abnormalities in your spine. A CT scan can sometimes show more detail about your facet joint surfaces.[depuysynthes.com] Dynamic, or flexion/extension X-rays (X-rays that show the spine in motion) may be obtained to see if there is any abnormal or excessive movement or instability in the spine[columbiaspine.org]

    Missing: Diffuse Bone Demineralization
  • Spinal Compression Fracture

    Dynamic, or flexion/extension X-rays (X-rays that show the spine in motion) may be obtained to see if there is any abnormal or excessive movement or instability in the spine[columbianeurosurgery.org] Special flexion and extension x-rays may be taken to detect any abnormal movement.[mayfieldclinic.com] Specific bony abnormalities such as bone spurs, disc space narrowing, vertebral body fracture, collapse or erosion can also be identified on plain film X-rays.[columbianeurosurgery.org]

    Missing: Diffuse Bone Demineralization
  • Spina Bifida Occulta

    Spina bifida occulta may be present from birth, but a mild abnormality may remain undetected unless the spine is subjected to an X-ray or an MRI.[laserspineinstitute.com] Cervical spine x-ray films showed occult spina bifida from C-1 to T-1 associated with an abnormal long club-like bone located parallel to the epidural space between C-5 and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The outcome for enuretic children with spina bifida occulta was comparable to those with normal spine x-rays.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Diffuse Bone Demineralization
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    One common sign visible on X-rays is vertebral bodies that have become deformed into an abnormal square shape.[umm.edu] Diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis is usually through case history, x-ray, MRI, or CT scans, and tests for autoantibodies and inflammation.[painneck.com] Doctors refer to this finding as a "bamboo spine" appearance. It gives the spine a very symmetrical and segmented appearance on the X-ray.[umm.edu]

    Missing: Diffuse Bone Demineralization
  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

    Neck or spinal X-ray. An X-ray may show abnormalities, such as bone spurs, that indicate cervical spondylosis.[nuhgynae.com.sg] It shows if any abnormalities due to an advancing age are present in the spine Computerized tomography (CT): A CT scan takes a series of x-ray images from several different[dovemed.com] X-ray – checks for bone spurs or other abnormalities CT scan – provides detailed images of the neck MRI – helps locate pinched nerves and highlights certain areas of the spine[belmarrahealth.com]

    Missing: Diffuse Bone Demineralization
  • Cervical Spine Disease

    Dynamic, or flexion/extension X-rays (X-rays that show the spine in motion) may be obtained to see if there is any abnormal or excessive movement or instability in the spine[columbiaspine.org] abnormal areas of the soft tissues around the spine.[umm.edu] Specific bony abnormalities such as bone spurs, disc space narrowing, vertebral body fracture, collapse or erosion can also be identified on plain film X-rays.[columbiaspine.org]

    Missing: Diffuse Bone Demineralization
  • Cervical Spondylosis

    It shows if any abnormalities due to an advancing age are present in the spine Computerized tomography (CT): A CT scan takes a series of x-ray images from several different[dovemed.com] The doctor will perform physical examinations including x-rays and, Magnetic Resonance imaging (MRi) studies are helpful. these imagings may indicate abnormalities and reveal[nni.com.sg] X-ray – checks for bone spurs or other abnormalities CT scan – provides detailed images of the neck MRI – helps locate pinched nerves and highlights certain areas of the spine[belmarrahealth.com]

    Missing: Diffuse Bone Demineralization
  • Vertebral Osteomyelitis due to Salmonella

    X-ray of the lumbar spine was negative for any bony erosion or soft tissue abnormality.[ijcasereportsandimages.com] In terms of imaging modalities, the initial X-ray of thoracic/lumbar spine can help establish the presence of any abnormalities in the bone and soft tissue.[ijcasereportsandimages.com]

    Missing: Diffuse Bone Demineralization

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