Congenital absence of a pedicle with photon deficiency on bone scan

Academic Article


  • To our knowledge, this is the first description of a hypoplastic or absent pedicle with bone scan correlation. We feel that the decreased uptake of radionuclide, by the involved vertebra, was probably related to an overall reduction in bone mass and diminished local osteogenic activity.
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    Author List

  • Tessler F; Lander P; Lisbona R
  • Start Page

  • 498
  • End Page

  • 499
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 10