vertebral anomaly

The vertebral column is affected by a range of anatomical variants of the body and/or neural arch as well as accessory ossicles. Knowledge of basic vertebral anatomy and ossification is essential for describing and understanding the range of anomalies.

Variant anatomy

Vertebral body
Neural arch
Spinous process
Accessory ossicles

Associations

Vertebral anomalies can occur with numerous syndromic as well as non-syndromic conditions including: