H-shaped vertebra

Last revised by Abdulmajid Bawazeer on 22 Jan 2022

H-shaped vertebrae, also known as Lincoln log vertebrae, are a characteristic finding of sharply delimited central endplate depression, classically seen in approximately 10% of patients with sickle cell disease, and results from microvascular endplate infarction (Figure 1) 3.

It may occasionally be seen with other conditions such as Gaucher disease 1,2.

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