Limbus vertebra

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
CT

Case Discussion

Limbus vertebra is a well-corticated osseous density, usually of the anterosuperior vertebral body corner, that occurs secondary to herniation of the nucleus polposus through the the vertebral body endplate beneath the ring apophysis. These are closely related to Schmorl nodes and should not be confused with limbus fractures or infection.

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rID: 2628
Case created: 7th May 2008
Last edited: 18th May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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