Spinous process fractures associated with Baastrup disease

Pedro S. Pinto, Robert D Boutin, Donald Resnick

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Patients with Baastrup disease may experience pain owing to irritation of the periosteum or adventitial bursae between abutting spinous processes. We are not aware of any reports in the literature that describe stress fractures of the spinous fractures in patients with Baastrup disease. In this case report, we present two cases of spinous process fractures in lumbar vertebrae associated with Baastrup disease and describe their appearance with conventional radiography, bone scintigraphy, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2004


  • Bone scintigraphy
  • CT
  • Fractures
  • Lumbar vertebrae
  • MR imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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