Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


Deformity of spine since childhood.

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male

Increase in the covexity of the thoracic spine noted on the lateral view.

Lateral curvature of the thoracic spine is noted on the AP view; the convexity is to the left.

Case Discussion

Case of kypho-scoliosis of the dorsal spine.

The vertebral bodies at the ends of the thoracic spine are not adequately visualized.

The degree of kyphosis increases with age, and the rate of increase is greater in females than in males 1.

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Case information

rID: 27755
Published: 18th Feb 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Tag: shetty
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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