Spine

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Schematic of the vertebral column. (WC/Gray's Anatomy)

Pieces of spine are seen in neuropathology.

Common specimens

  • Synovial cyst.
  • Lumbar wound infection.

General

Synovial cyst

General

  • May cause back pain.[1]

Microscopic

Features:

  • Simple epithelium.

Notes:

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WRIST LESION ("GANGLION"), EXCISION:
- BENIGN SYNOVIAL CYST.

Degenerative disc disease

Schmorl's node

Vertebral fracture

This deals with benign vertebral fractures.

General

Microscopic

Features:

  • Non-viable bone.

DDx:

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L11 VERTEBRA, BIOPSY:
- BENIGN FRAGMENTS OF BONE.
- BENIGN FIBROCONNECTIVE TISSUE.
- BONE MARROW WITH TRILINEAGE HEMATOPOIESIS.
- NO EVIDENCE OF MALIGNANCY.

See also

References

  1. URL: http://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/synovial-cysts-spine. Accessed on: 5 November 2010.
  2. Sisodia, GB. (2013). "Methods of predicting vertebral body fractures of the lumbar spine.". World J Orthop 4 (4): 241-247. doi:10.5312/wjo.v4.i4.241. PMID 24147259.