Radiologic features of lumbar spine in ochronosis in late stages

Bayindir P., Ovali G. Y. , Pabuscu Y., Temiz C., Duruoz T.

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.25, no.4, pp.588-590, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10067-005-0033-0
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.588-590


Ochronosis is a rare hereditary disorder of tyrosine metabolism. Severe degenerative arthritis and spondylosis occur in the later stages of this disease. Radiologic examinations may reveal changes considered almost pathognomonic for ochronosis. We present the radiologic features of the lumbar spine in two ochronotic patients who were diagnosed after radiologic examinations in the late stages of the disease.