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Calvé-Kümmell-Verneuil disease

Synonyms

Vertebral osteochondrosis.

Related people

Avascular necrosis of the vertebral body

Description

Avascular necrosis of the vertebral body with onset between 2 and 15 years. Main characteristic is uniform collapse of vertebral body into flat thin disc. No kyphosis.

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