Sickle cell anemia - spinal MRI

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


Low back pain

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Multilevel central end-plate depression giving the typical H shaped vertebrae described in sickle cell anemia patients. Also notice the reduction of bone marrow signal intensity on T1 indicative of red marrow reconversion due to chronic anemia.

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Case information

rID: 29562
Published: 5th Jun 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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