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Volume 33, Issue 3, September 2022



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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2022;33(3):346-8
Spontaneous Chalk-Stick Fracture in Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Case Report
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1Department of Rheumatology, “Asklepieion” General Hospital, Athens, Greece

2Department of Radiology, “Asklepieion” General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Abstract

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory disease affecting mainly the sacroiliac joints and the spine. In long-standing disease, the fused spine of AS patients is susceptible to spinal fractures, even after low impact trauma. We present a 61-year-old man with long-standing AS who presented with anterior and posterior longitudinal ligament rupture and T12 and L1 vertebral endplates fractures (a so called “chalk-stick fracture”) without reporting any prior trauma and discuss relevant issues.


Cite this article as: Katsimpari C, Koutsoviti S, Mpalanika A, Kalavri E, Theotikos E, Fanouriakis A, Elezoglou A. Spontaneous Chalk-Stick Fracture in Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Case Report. Mediterr J Rheumatol 2022;33(3):346-8.

Article Submitted: 3 Oct 2020; Revised Form: 6 Jun 2022; Article Accepted: 15 Jun 2022; Available Online: 30 Sep 2022

https://doi.org/10.31138/mjr.33.3.346


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©Katsimpari C, Koutsoviti S, Mpalanika A, Kalavri E, Theotikos E, Fanouriakis A, Elezoglou A.