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.

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Article information

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

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Cases and figures

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    Case 1: achondroplasia spine
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    Case 2: kyphosis from a mucopolysaccharidosis
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    Case 3
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