Graft Reabsorption
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Graft Reabsorption

61 y.o male, s/p c4-5 discectomy and interbody fusion for myelopathy.

Immediate post op - Click on the image to enlarge Initial post-operative films show bone graft intact, with mildly prominent pervertebral soft tissues, as expected in the immediate post-operative period.
8 months post op - Click on the image to enlarge
8 months later, the follow-up films demonstrate lucency at the graft site worrisome for resorption. Figure _. Axial CT examination, without contrast.
CT 8 months post op - Click on the image to enlargeCT 8 months post op - Click on the image to enlarge
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The axial images, and the sagittal reconstructions (not shown) show some central lucency in the region of graft placement, suggesting partial resorption of the graft material.

 


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