Sickle cell disease (chest x-ray)

Case contributed by Dr David Holcdorf

Presentation

Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

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 anemia.

Case Discussion

Classic sickle cell disease chest x-ray findings.

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Case information

rID: 67386
Published: 2nd Apr 2019
Last edited: 6th May 2019
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