Limbus Vertebra

limbus vertebra

Closely related to Schmorl nodes, a limbus vertebra represents herniation of nucleus polposus through the endplate and beneath the ring apophysis. It should not be confused with a limbus fractures, or discitis / osteomyelitis.

Reference: B Ghelman and RH Freiberger “The limbus vertebra: an anterior disc herniation demonstrated by discography” American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol 127, Issue 5, 854-855

Credit: Dr Frank Gaillard