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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 979-981
Radiological quiz - musculoskeletal

Department of Radiodiagnosis. Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi - 110001, India

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Date of Submission07-Sep-2006
Date of Acceptance10-Nov-2006

How to cite this article:
Buddhi D, Baruah B P, Prasad A, Sachdev N, Singh H. Radiological quiz - musculoskeletal. Indian J Radiol Imaging 2006;16:979-81

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Buddhi D, Baruah B P, Prasad A, Sachdev N, Singh H. Radiological quiz - musculoskeletal. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2006 [cited 2021 Mar 1];16:979-81. Available from:
A five year old male child presented with a hard swelling at the back of his neck and with restricted mobility for the last 6 months.On clinical examination the swelling was bony hard and non tender.Bilateral Hallux valgus deformity was also noted. Cervical spine lateral radiograph revealed soft tissue ossification extending from the external occipital protuberance to the upper thoracic spinous processes[Figure - 1]. Dorsolumbar spine lateral radiograph showed plate like soft tissue ossification involving superficial muscles of the back[Figure - 2]. Radiograph of the abdomen region showed dense linear band of ossification involving the psoas muscle[Figure - 3]. Chest radiograph revealed similar ossific sheet in the left apical region[Figure - 4].

To look for associated digital anomalies radiograph of both feet were taken which showed bilateral hallux valgus deformity and short first metatarsals[Figure - 5]. Radiograph of both hands showed hypoplasia of bilateral 1st metacarpals and middle phalanx of the 5th digit [Figure - 6].Anteroposterior radiograph of the pelvis with bilateral hip joints showed broad femoral neck[Figure - 7].

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.32407

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