Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain stem in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

@article{Geissele1991MagneticRI,
  title={Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain stem in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={A E Geissele and Mark J. Kransdorf and Christophe Geyer and James S. Jelinek and Bruce E van Dam},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1991},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={761-3}
}
The cause of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis remains an enigma. Several studies have demonstrated abnormalities of posture, proprioception, and equilibrium control in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. These functions are integrated by structures in and around the brain stem. Twenty-seven patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were studied with magnetic resonance imaging to delineate the anatomy of the brain stem in such patients. Imaging was conducted from the hypothalamus… CONTINUE READING