Baastrup's syndrome

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Baastrup's sign, Kissing spine
Baastrup's syndrome
Baastrup's syndrome, sagittal scan on CT
Pathogenesis chronic irritation of the spinosus process
Classifications and references
ICD-10 M48.2

Baastrup's syndrome is a degenerative process of the spine characterized by a close approach of adjacent thorns. A typical symptom is pa ain localized in the lumbar spine, ost often in the L4 – L5 vertebrae. The pain worsens with extension, relief occurs in the flexion position. The disease is also known as Kissing spine because the contact of the thorny protrusions of the vertebral bodies looks like they are kissing.

Patients usually have severe lordosis, and there is also sclerosis of the interfaces to the spinosus process. We use clinical imaging and imaging methods (X-ray and CT) for diagnosis.

Treatment[edit | edit source]

  • RHB, rarely resection of proccessus spinosi vertebrae.
  • Analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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References[edit | edit source]

  • SEIDL, Zdeněk – OBENBERGER, Jiří. Neurologie pro studium i praxi. 2. edition. Praha : Grada Publishing, 2004. ISBN 80-247-0623-7.

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