Omovertebral bone

Dr Yusra Sheikh and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The omovertebral bone (os omovertebrale) is present in ~35% (range 19-47%) of cases of Sprengel deformity.

Gross anatomy

It runs from the superomedial border of the scapula to the spinous processes, transverse processes or laminae of C4 to C7 1,2. Occasionally it can be bilateral 2. The connection from the scapula to the vertebrae may be fibrous or osseous.

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Article information

rID: 22223
Section: Anatomy
Tag: variant
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Omovertebral bone
  • Os omovertebrale
  • Omovertebral communication

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: Sprengel deformity with os omovertebrale
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