Ivory vertebra sign

Dr Henry Knipe and Radswiki et al.

The ivory vertebra sign refers to diffuse and homogeneous increase in opacity of a vertebral body that otherwise retains its size and contours, and with no change in the opacity and size of adjacent intervertebral discs.



The cause for an ivory vertebra depends on the age of the patient 1.

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Article information

rID: 12473
Section: Signs
Tags: refs, spine
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Ivory vertebra
  • Ivory vertebrae

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    Ivory Vertebra
    Case 1: from breast cancer metastasis
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    Case 2: lymphoma
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     Case 3: Ewing's sarcoma
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    Increased opacity...
    Case 4: from prostate cancer
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    Case 5: from breast cancer
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