Limbus vertebra

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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
Published: 7th May 2008
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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