Melorheostosis of the tenth and eleventh thoracic vertebrae crossing the facet joint: a rare cause of back pain

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Melorheostosis affecting the axial skeleton is a rare condition. We present a case affecting a single thoracic zygoapophyseal (facet) joint that proved to be a diagnostic challenge. CT, MRI and radionuclide imaging with surgical and histopathology findings are discussed.

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