Mild back pain. Mother reports increased prominence of the thoracic kyphosis.
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Anterior wedging of T8, T9, T10 and T11. Thoracic spine kyphosis. Spina bifida L5.
This is a common disease which results in kyphosis of the thoracic or thoracolumbar spine in paediatric patients.
In this age group, this is a diagnosis that should be remembered, and the diagnosis can be done with plain film.