Rugger jersey spine sign

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[edit] Discussion

  • Almost diagnostic of the osteosclerosis associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism of chronic renal failure
  • Alternating parallel sclerotic and lucent bands are analogous to the stripes on an English rugby sweater.
  • Opaque sclerotic bands are seen on the inferior and superior endplates of vertebral bodies and represent accumulations of excess osteoid.

[edit] Differential Diagnosis

[edit] Imaging Findings

  • As above... opaque sclerotic bands are seen on the inferior and superior endplates of vertebral bodies

[edit] Images

Patient #1


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