Spinal cord impingement by a displaced rib in scoliosis due to neurofibromatosis.

@article{Mukhtar2005SpinalCI,
  title={Spinal cord impingement by a displaced rib in scoliosis due to neurofibromatosis.},
  author={Iftikhar A Mukhtar and Merv Letts and Ken Kontio},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={414-5}
}
A 10-year-old boy was referred for evaluation of unusual backache with associated scoliosis. His back pain would be accentuated by lying on his stomach watching TV. When he rolled onto his right side, his right leg would get weak and he often felt a “shock” that would radiate to his toes. Neurofibromatosis type I had been diagnosed when he was 6 years old, when the skin lesions began to appear, but no spinal deformity was noted. When he presented to our scoliosis clinic, a right-sided prominent… CONTINUE READING

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