Vertebra plana

Vertebra plana or pancake vertebra is the term given when a vertebral body has lost almost its entire height anteriorly and posteriorly, representing a very advanced crush fracture. It can occur with a variety of settings, including:

There are a number of mnemonics for the causes of vertebra plana.

See also

  • platyspondyly: flattened vertebral bodies throughout the entire skeleton

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