Scotty dog sign

Scotty dog sign2016-11-22T14:00:38+00:00

Scotty dog sign 

scotty dog image from New Medical Terms

scotty dog

IMAGING

A descriptive term for the normal appearance of lumbar vertebra which, when viewed obliquely on a plain film, has been fancifully likened to a Scotty dog. Spondylolysis causes a fracture through the dog’s neck. 

On the oblique view of the lumbar spine, the outline of a dog can seen;

scotty dog sign of lateral vertebrae image from New Medical Terms

scotty dog sign of lateral vertebrae

the parts of the dog are as follows

• Transverse process—the nose

• Pedicle—the eye

• Pars interarticularis—the neck

• Superior articular facet—the ear

• Inferior articular facet—the front leg

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