Radiology ReviewJune, 2008
An 85-year-old woman is brought to your facility after being injured during a tornado that touched down in your town. She was in her bedroom when the storm hit, causing her roof to collapse and debris to strike her on the back. She denies any head injury or loss of consciousness. Her only complaint is mid-back pain.
Medical history is significant for controlled hypertension and dyslipidemia. On physical examination, she has mild to moderate generalized tenderness in her mid back. There is no obvious crepitus or ecchymosis. The patient is otherwise neurovascularly intact, and the remainder of her exam is normal.
What does this lateral view of the thoracic spine reveal?