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Intravertebral Vacuum Cleft and Ischemic Collapse of the Vertebral Body

  • G. Morlock
  • J. Arlet
  • B. Mazières
  • J.-F. Vives
  • B. Bastide
  • L. Arlet
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Abstract

The intravertebral vacuum cleft phenomenon (IVC) was described in 1978 by Maldague et al. [12, 13] and thought to be a sign of ischemic vertebral collapse or osteonecrosis. Since then about 65 additional cases were reported and the initial assumption accepted by most authors. However, histopathological studies are rare and the exact significance of the lesion is still under discussion. We report 17 new cases, 4 of them including histopathological data and one related to a tuberculous spondylitis.

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Histopathological Data Vertebral Collapse Personal Case Methylene Diphosphonate Tuberculous Spondylitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Morlock
  • J. Arlet
  • B. Mazières
  • J.-F. Vives
  • B. Bastide
  • L. Arlet

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