Thoracolumbar spinal deformity in achondroplasia.

@article{Misra2003ThoracolumbarSD,
  title={Thoracolumbar spinal deformity in achondroplasia.},
  author={Sanjay N Misra and Howard W Morgan},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={e4}
}
The authors review the management of thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity in cases of achondroplasia. The presence of angular thoracolumbar kyphosis in achondroplasia is well recognized. In children this is initially a nonfixed deformity that persists, however, in more than 10% of individuals and becomes a fixed thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity. Additionally, with the coexistent spinal canal stenosis, neurological damage can occur and manifest as spinal cord or cauda equina compression. The nature… CONTINUE READING

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