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Gibbus deformity

A 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/hunch" and is related to the descriptor 'gibbous' in relation to phases of the moon.

Article information

rID: 7889
Section: Gamuts
Tag: spine
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Gibbus
  • Thoracolumbar kyphosis

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: achondroplasia spine
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    Case 2: kyphosis from a mucopolysaccharidosis
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