Deformity of spine.
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Radiological study by the thoracic skeleton observed shows a thoracic asymmetry conditioned by scoliosis, that reveals an increase in the convexity, to the right, of the thoracic spine on the AP view. Backbone shows lush kyphosis, on the lateral view, which implies wedge deformation of vertebral bodies, can not exclude the presence of some collapse. In the lumbar spine there is scoliosis with concavity to the left side; is not yet clear signs of collapse of vertebral bodies.
In addition, the left foot shows disappearance of inter-line metatarsal - phalangeal of the hallux and apparently of the last phalanges of the left foot, conditioning shortening of this foot.
Case of marked kypho-scoliosis structural of the spine.
Scoliosis is defined as an abnormal lateral curvature (with a Cobb angle greater than 10º of the spine1.
The degree of kyphosis increases with age, and the rate of increase is greater in females than in males 2.
- 1. Kim H, Kim HS, Moon ES et-al. Scoliosis imaging: what radiologists should know. Radiographics. 2010;30 (7): 1823-42. Radiographics (full text) - doi:10.1148/rg.307105061 - Pubmed citation
- 2. Yochum and Rowe's Essentials of skeletal radiology. LWW. ISBN:0781739462. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon