New Online Course: Chest X-ray Viva Practice by George Harisis - Half price offer ends September 30

H-shaped vertebra

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu

Presentation

Known patient of sickle cell anemia.

Patient Data

Age: 9 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Right convexity dorsal scoliosis. Multiple dorsolumbar vertebrae show central end plate depressions giving the appearance of H shaped vertebrae. Normal posterior elements. Normal pre and paravertebral soft tissue planes. 

Case Discussion

Secondary to the veno occlusive crisis, the infarctions of vertebrae result in central end plate collapse giving the typical H appearance. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 59085
Published: 21st Mar 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

Updating… Please wait.

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

 Thank you for updating your details.