Chronic low back pain


A 46-year-old female was referred with a 2-year history of worsening low back pain, with occasional night pain and difficulty walking. On examination she had mild discomfort on palpation over her lower lumbar spine Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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Lateral radiograph of the lumbar spine

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a Axial and b sagittal CT

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a Sagittal T1W SE MR image b axial T2W FSE and c sagittal STIR MR images

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a Microphotograph (H&E, 5× magnification). b Nuclear immunostain positive for brachyury


The authors would like to acknowledge the help of Dr. RT, Consultant Histopathologist for providing the histology images.

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Zeitoun, R., Balogh, P., Amiri, A. et al. Chronic low back pain. Skeletal Radiol 49, 805–807 (2020).

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