Vertebra plana (mnemonic)

Mnemonics to remember the causes of vertebra plana include:

  • IMELT
  • FETISH

Mnemonics

IMELT
FETISH
  • F: fracture (trauma)
  • E: eosinophilic granuloma
  • T: tumor (e.g. metastases, myeloma, leukemia)
  • I: infection 
  • S: steroids (avascular necrosis)
  • H: hemangioma
Spinal trauma
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Article information

rID: 22307
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • MELT
  • IMELT
  • FETISH

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