Sickle cell anaemia
Young adult with sickle cell anaemia. Admitted with abdominal pain
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Other features of sickle cell anaemia which may be present on the AXR include: H shaped vertebrae, gallstones or a calcified spleen (later in disease).
- Al-Salem AH, Qaisaruddin S, Nasserallah Z, al Dabbous I, al Jam'a A. Splenectomy in patients with sickle-cell disease. Am J Surg. 1996 Sep; 172(3):254-8.