Nonossifying Fibroma

By: Terry R. Yochum, DC, DACBR, Fellow, ACCR and Michael S. Barry, DC, DACBR History A 10-year-old male gymnast presents with post-traumatic ankle pain following a fall from the platform bar. Radiographic examination reveals: Figure 1. Diagnosis: Nonossifying fibroma (fibrous xanthoma) of the distal tibial metaphysis with a spiral pathological fracture. Fibrous Xanthoma of Bone—Nonossifying 

Continue Reading

Hangman’s Fracture

By: Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR, Fellow, ACCR and Michael S. Barry, DC, DACBR History This young adult male patient was in a motor vehicle accident, where he received a severe hyperextension-hyperflexion injury. A complete set of conventional radiographs was performed and an abnormality was detected on the lateral projection. Can you identify the pathology? Figure 

Continue Reading

Radiology Corner – What Are These Peculiar Calcifications?

By: Terry R. Yochum, DC, DACBR, Fellow, ACCR and Michael S. Barry, DC, DACBR History This eight-year-old patient presents with a history of scoliosis and back pain. Where and what are the peculiar calcifications? Are these symptom-producing lesions? (See next page.) Diagnosis Childhood idiopathic intervertebral disc calcification. Discussion There are two forms of disc calcification, apparently 

Continue Reading