one-eyed vertebra

A descriptor for the unilateral—‘one-eyed’—destruction of a lumbar vertebral pedicle, fancifully likened to a one-eyed jack in playing cards, where the ‘nose’ is contributed by the spinous process; this is a rare finding on a plain AP film in carcinoma metastatic to a vertebral body, 'classically' of breast origin
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one-eyed vertebra

Radiology A descriptor for the unilateral–'one-eyed' destruction of a lumbar vertebral pedicle, fancifully likened to a one-eyed jack in playing cards, where the 'nose' is contributed by the spinous process; an OEV is a rare finding on a plain AP film in carcinoma metastatic to a vertebral body, 'classically' of breast origin
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