Vertebral anomalies

The vertebral column is affected by a range of anatomical variants of the body and/or neural arch as well as accessory ossicles.


Vertebral body
Neural arch
Accessory ossicles


Vertebral anomalies can occur with numerous syndromic as well as non-syndromic conditions including:

Spinal anatomy
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rID: 2264
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Vertebral anomalies
  • Vertebral anomaly
  • Congenital vertebral anomalies
  • Congenital vertebral abnormalities
  • Congenital vertebral abnormality
  • Congenital vertebral anomaly
  • Vertebral anatomical variation

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    Case 1: hemivertebra
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    Case 2: hemivertebra with scoliosis
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    Butterfly vertebra
    Case 3: butterfly vertebra
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    Case 4: block vertebrae
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    Case 5: unfused C1 arches
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