Vanishing vertebrae

Vanishing vertebrae is a rare ischaemic manifestation of sickle cell disease, in which a completely infarcted vertebral body literally disappears or vanishes, as a result of infarction. In the few reported cases, the posterior elements remain intact.

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rID: 26032
Systems: Haematology, Spine
Tag: spine
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Vanishing of vertebrae
  • Vanished vertebrae
  • Vanishing of vertebra
  • Vertebral vanishing

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