ballooning

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ballooning

A descriptive term for the biconcave compression of the end-plate of a vertebral body caused by increased pressure in the intervertebral discs, usually in the lumbar spine, which may be seen in osteoporosis.

ballooning

Imaging A term for the biconcave compression of the end-plate of a vertebral body, caused by ↑ pressure in the intervertebral discs, usually in the lumbar spine, which may be seen in osteoporosis. Cf Fish vertebrae.