Kyphoscoliosis: hump

Case contributed by Dra Cristina Ferreira


Deformity of spine.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

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 Discussion

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.

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Case information

rID: 44446
Published: 23rd Apr 2016
Last edited: 23rd Apr 2016
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