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Metabolic Bone Diseases

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All the following are radiological features of scurvy except (AIIMS May 2009)



A White line of Fraenkel

B Pelkan spur

C Wimberger's line

D Schmorl's node

Ans. D

Schmorl's node

a. The white line of Fraenkel-a broadened irregular radiopaque line caused by calcified cartilage between the epiphyseal line and the metaphysis.

b. The Pelkan spur-a small bony spur protruding from the lateral and occa­sionally the medial border of the metaphysis.

c. The scurvy line-the zone of translucency in the metaphysis adjacent to the white line of Fraenkel. The Winberger line-the dense line encircling the epiphysis.

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