sandwich vertebrae

A fanciful term for the radiologic findings of increased density of vertebral end-plates with normal bodies and preservation of intervertebral spaces, classically seen in osteopetrosis
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sandwich vertebrae

Imaging A fanciful term for the radiologic findings of ↑ density of vertebral end-plates with normal bodies and preservation of intervertebral spaces, classically seen in osteopetrosis. Cf Rugger jersey spine appearence.
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"Sandwich vertebrae" (Figure 4) occur in patients with osteopetrosis, a hereditary bone disorder due to deficient osteoclast activity.