Osteopetrosis tarda: Presentación en forma de dolor lumbar

Translated title of the contribution: Osteopetrosis tarda: The presentation in form of low back pain

M. Heim*, A. Shalom, C. Marcovich

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A case of incapacitating lumbar pain of long evolution, in a soldier of 35 years of age, is presented. The patient wanted to pass into the reserve forces because of his symptoms. The AP X-ray of the lumbar spine revealed the existante of a zone of osseous sclerosis in the left inferior pubic ramus. The radiological study of the entire body demonstrated the existance of sclerosis at the level of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsals of the left foot. All these findings formed the diagnosis of osteopetrosis tarda. This article discusses the rareness of this disease and its curious presentation in the form of severe long term low back pain.

Translated title of the contributionOsteopetrosis tarda: The presentation in form of low back pain
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)275-277
Number of pages3
JournalRevista de Ortopedia y Traumatologia
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Lumbar pain
  • Osteopetrosis
  • Spine


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