Scheuermann disease

Only a sagittal midline T2-weighted scan is presented. However this is sufficient to visualize the characteristic thoracic kyphosis, with involvement of 3 contiguous vertebrae. There is anterior wedging of the vertebral bodies and disk space narrowing, the latter greatest anteriorly. (Case provided courtesy of Reto Sutter, MD, Leitender Arzt, Radiologie, Uniklinik Balgrist, Zürich)

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