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Figure 1 (A-E): (A-E) Normal appearances across various ages. (A and B) Normal appearance in 6 month girl. Note the globular shape of lumbar vertebral bodies; and lucencies overlying thoracic vertebrae (arrow in B) which can mimic spina bifida. This appearance is due to unossified cartilage of the spinous process. (C) Normal infant. Note the globular shape of vertebral bodies and an anterior concavity over the lumbar vertebral bodies (arrows). (D and E) Normal 13 year old boy. Normal adult shape of the vertebrae is evident

Figure 1 (A-E): (A-E) Normal appearances across various ages. (A and B) Normal appearance in 6 month girl. Note the globular shape of lumbar vertebral bodies; and lucencies overlying thoracic vertebrae (arrow in B) which can mimic spina bifida. This appearance is due to unossified cartilage of the spinous process. (C) Normal infant. Note the globular shape of vertebral bodies and an anterior concavity over the lumbar vertebral bodies (arrows). (D and E) Normal 13 year old boy. Normal adult shape of the vertebrae is evident