H shaped vertebrae - sickle cell disease
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Bawazeer A, H shaped vertebrae - sickle cell disease. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 30 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-92779
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Known case of sickle cell anemia with new onset of chest pain.
Age: 30 years
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Central endplate depression is seen in the dorsal spine giving H-shaped vertebrae.
No detectable focal lung lesion.
The shape of vertebral bodies (H - shaped vertebrae) due to microvascular endplate infarction can be seen in Gaucher disease and sickle cell disease as in this case.