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Occult Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures Medscape

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Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/516553

Description: Vertebral Body Fractures Without Radiologic Collapse
Osteoporotic vertebral fractures with no sign of vertebral collapse on initial radiographs do indeed exist. They are analogous to occult stress fractures well known in other skeletal sites. They must not be misdiagnosed as malignant lesions.
Thao Pham, MD; Johanna Azulay-Parrado, MD; Pierre Champsaur, MD, PhD; Christophe Chagnaud, MD, PhD; Virginie Legre', MD; Pierre Lafforgue, MD, PhD Spine. 2005;30(21):2430-2435.

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Author/Contact: Pham et al
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