Cupid's bow sign
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Hamidi H, Cupid's bow sign. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 30 May 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-82343
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9 Nov 2020
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Age: 15 years
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The curvature of inferior endplates of L3, L4 and L5 vertebrae and superior endplate of S1 vertebra representing Cupid's bow sign.
Cupid's bow sign is a normal variant and needs not to be mistaken with pathologic processes.
The features were initially described in x-ray and then in CT, but MRI can also well delineate the endplate changes.
- K K Chan, D J Sartoris, P Haghighi, P Sledge, E Barrett-Connor, D T Trudell, D Resnick. Cupid's bow contour of the vertebral body: evaluation of pathogenesis with bone densitometry and imaging-histopathologic correlation. (1997) Radiology. doi:10.1148/radiology.202.1.8988219