Gibbus deformity

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Follow-up from orthopaedic clinic.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Gibbus deformity resulting in severe thorcolumbar kyphosis. 

Case Discussion

The cause of this deformity is not known. The history is of a long-standing deformity (since childhood), and is presumed to be secondary to tuberculosis as the patient was living in a tuberculosis endemic country at the time. 

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Case information

rID: 42824
Case created: 9th Feb 2016
Last edited: 5th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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