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4 Possible Causes for Vertical Clefting of the Vertebral Bodies

  • Kniest Dysplasia

    Radiological findings in a severe case include short bowed tubular bones with exaggerated metaphyseal flare, moderate platyspondyly with vertical clefts of the vertebral bodies[] Roentgenologic findings included short, slightly bowed tubular bones with metaphyseal flare; mild platyspondyly, with vertical clefts of vertebral bodies; small iliac bones[] Manifestations included neonatal respiratory distress, large head, midface hypoplasia, flat nasal bridge, short nose, micrognathia, cleft palate, short neck, micromelia, and[]

  • Dappled Diaphyseal Dysplasia

    In the thoracolumbar spine the vertebral bodies are small with diminished vertical diameters and sagittal clefts in most.[]

  • Dyssegmental Dysplasia Type Silverman-Handmaker

    A vertical lucent cleft between separatedossification centers may be present.[] vertebral bodies with single ormultiple ossificationcenters (anisospondyly).[] Genitourinary and cardiovascular abnormalitiesmay be present.2 The virtually pathognomic radiographic spinefeatures include vertebral bodies irregularly sized andmalsegmented[]

  • Smith-McCort Dysplasia

    ; Hypoplastic vertebral bodies; [Pelvis]; Hypoplastic ilia; Vertical ischia; [Limbs]; Rhizomelic limb shortening ; Dumbbell-shaped long bones; Metaphyseal flaring; Irregular[] […] abdomen SKELETAL: 'Swiss-cheese" appearance of cartilage; Enlarged chondrocytes; Matrix degeneration with large aggregated collagen fibers; [Spine]; Platyspondyly; Coronal clefts[]

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