H-shaped vertebra mechanism: illustration

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

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Modality: Diagram

Illustration showing occlusive trimming of the distal parts of the intravertebral vascular tree, which is predominately central within the vertebral body, leading to a central growth deficit with a resultant H-shape to the vertebra. 

Case Discussion

Illustration showing occlusive trimming of the distal parts of the intravertebral vascular tree, which is predominately central within the vertebral body, leading to a central growth deficit with a resultant H-shaped vertebra. This is classically seen in sickle cell anemia, but may be see in other diseases such as Gaucher disease.

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Case Information

rID: 43790
Case created: 25th Mar 2016
Last edited: 25th Mar 2016
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