BRUCELLA SEROLOGY IN PATIENTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN WITH MODIC TYPE II LESION


Alpayci M. , Balbaloglu O., KANDEMIR A.

NOBEL MEDICUS, vol.10, no.2, pp.55-58, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-58

Abstract

Objective: Modic lesions are common bone marrow and endplate changes that are visible on magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine. They are generally classified into three types. Histological examinations have shown that type I (hypointensity on T1- and hyperintensity on T2-weighted images) consists of fibrovascular tissue, type II (hyperintensity on T1- and T2-weighted images) is lipid, and type III (hypointensity on T1- and T2-weighted images) is sclerotic bone. These lesions are associated with low back pain.