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rugger jersey spine appearance

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rugger jersey (US, rugby jersey)


A descriptive term for osteosclerosis which is most marked in the vertebral end plates adjacent to joint spaces, a finding which has been fancifully likened to the classic design of a rugger (rugby in the USA) jersey (top image).

It has been described in secondary hyperparathyroidism–renal osteodystrophy, renal tubular disease–e.g., Fanconi syndrome, renal

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film of rugger jersey spine

tubular acidosis, vitamin-D-resistant rickets, chronic glomerulonephritis, diabetes, hypertension and in osteopetrosis type 2–OPTA2, aka autosomal dominant Albers-Schonberg disease, which is characterised by end-plate thickening. 

Synonym Rugby jersey spine appearance 


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