This site is targeted at medical and radiology professionals, contains user contributed content and material that may be confusing to a lay audience. Use of this site implies acceptance of our Terms of Use.

Gibbus deformity

Gibbus deformity is a short-segment structural thoracolumbar kyphosis resulting in sharp angulation.


There are a number of causes which can be divided into congenital and acquired.


History and etymology

Gibbus is Latin for "hump" or "hunch" and is related to the descriptor "gibbous" in relation to phases of the moon.

Updating… Please wait.


Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert_accept Thank you for updating your details.