Sickle cell disease

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

There are bone changes associated with sickle cell, including irregular sclerosis within the heads of both humeral heads (AVN), patchy sclerosis demonstrated in several ribs and central depression of several thoracic end plates.


Lower slices through CT chest post contrast reveal calcified, auot-infarcted spleen.

Sclerotic change in the visualised vertebrae.

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Case information

rID: 25111
Published: 5th Oct 2013
Last edited: 15th Jul 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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