The utility of superficial abdominal reflex in the initial diagnosis of scoliosis: a retrospective review of clinical characteristics of scoliosis with syringomyelia

@inproceedings{Fujimori2010TheUO,
  title={The utility of superficial abdominal reflex in the initial diagnosis of scoliosis: a retrospective review of clinical characteristics of scoliosis with syringomyelia},
  author={Takahito Fujimori and Motoki Iwasaki and Yukitaka Nagamoto and Hironobu Sakaura and Kazuya Oshima and Hideki Yoshikawa},
  booktitle={Scoliosis},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND With increasing use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), underlying syringomyelia is increasingly found in patients with presumed idiopathic scoliosis. To determine the indications for MRI in the differential diagnosis of scoliosis, several clinical characteristics of syringomyelia have been reported. Neurological signs, particularly abnormal superficial abdominal reflex (SAR), are important in establishing the initial diagnosis of scoliosis. However, the prevalence of abnormal SAR… CONTINUE READING