Sickle cell disease (chest x-ray)

Case contributed by Dr David Holcdorf

Presentation

Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

The lungs are clear. Bilateral humeral head sclerosis in keeping with avascular necrosis. H-shaped vertebrae. Absent splenic shadow. Findings are in keeping with known sickle cell disease.

Case Discussion

Classic sickle cell disease chest x-ray findings.

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