H shaped vertebrae - sickle cell disease

Case contributed by Dr MohammadTaghi Niknejad

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Known case of sickle cell disease

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Female

A characteristic finding of sharply delimited central endplate depression : H-shaped vertebrae

Case Discussion

H-shaped vertebra (Lincoln log vertebra) are a characteristic finding of sharply delimited central endplate depression due to microvascular endplate infarction and classically seen in patients with sickle-cell anaemia.

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Case information

rID: 25155
Case created: 9th Oct 2013
Last edited: 14th Jan 2016
Tag: spine
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