Omovertebral bone

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
Share article

Article information

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

Cases and figures

  • Drag
    Case 1: Sprengel deformity with os omovertebrale
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Sprengel deformity
    Case 2
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 3
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 4
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 5
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.
    Loadinganimation

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.