Comparison of the Ratio of Upper to Lower Chest Wall in Children with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Normally Developed Children

@inproceedings{Park2006ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the Ratio of Upper to Lower Chest Wall in Children with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Normally Developed Children},
  author={Eun Sook Park and Jung Hyun Park and D Rha and Chang Il Park and Chan Woo Park},
  booktitle={Yonsei medical journal},
  year={2006}
}
The upper chest wall does not grow properly in children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) with paradoxical breathing. This suggests that long-term inability to take a deep breath in developing children may result in underdevelopment of the upper chest wall. In addition, a rapid and paradoxical breathing pattern is frequently observed in children with severe cerebral palsy (CP), which often corresponds to the underdevelopment of the upper chest wall. The present study is designed to evaluate… CONTINUE READING