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Characterization of kyphoscoliosis and associated giant hiatal hernia in a 97-year-old female cadaver

  title={Characterization of kyphoscoliosis and associated giant hiatal hernia in a 97-year-old female cadaver},
  author={Ernest F. Talarico and Alexander C. Vlahu},
  journal={European journal of anatomy},
The purpose of this investigation was to characterize severe kyphosis and scoliosis (kyphoscoliosis) and giant hiatal hernia (HH) in a 97-year-old female cadaver. Kyphosis is a ventral curvature of the thoracic spine that exceeds 50°. Scoliosis (lateral spinal curvature) is usually combined with vertebral rotation. HH is a hernia in which part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract protrudes through the esophageal opening of the diaphragm. Although kyphoscoliosis has been suggested as a causative… 

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