Hemivertebra

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 76
Gender: Male

CT Chest

CT

This case shows a semi-segmental left thoracic hemivertebra.

Case Discussion

This case shows a semi-segmental left thoracic hemivertebra.

The vertebral bodies in developing process have two centers of formation of cartilage, which soon unite into one. A hemivertebra results from a lack of one of these ossification centers.

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