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Bamboo spine in advanced ankylosing spondylitis (radiograph)

Plane radiograph of the lumbosacral spine in a man with advanced ankylosing spondylitis. Note the multiple bridging syndesmophytes, "rounded off" appearance of the vertebral bodies, and fused joints. (Contributed by Dr. Walter Carlini.)

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Associated Disorders

  • Arthritis
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Crohn syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Spinal fracture
  • Stroke
  • Uveitis
  • Vertebral subluxation
  • Vertebrobasilar insufficiency