Location

Spine

Diagnosis

Chronic renal failure

Discussion

Roentgenographic appearance of increased density in the upper and lower zones of the vertebral body in a striated appearance. The pattern was similar to the alternating colors of the rugby player’s jersey design popular at the time of the description of this entity. The rugger jersey sign is typically reserved for secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Reference

Vaughan BF, Walters MNI.: Sclerotic banded vertebrae (rugger-jersey spine). J Coll Radiol Aust 1963, 7:87-92.

Figures

Click thumbnail for larger image

Attachments: