Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky


Back pain and abnormal posture

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

X-ray dorsal spine

Scoliosis of the spine with convexity to the right side and apex at T8. Cobb's angle is measured at 25°.

There is also scoliosis of the lumbar spine with convexity towards the right side. Its apex is at L2/3 level.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates S-shaped thoracolumbar scoliosis. The measured Cobb's angle at the dorsal curvature is 25°. Scoliosis is defined as lateral spinal curvature with a Cobb angle of 10° or more. Surgical management is usually necessary if Cobb's angle is more than 50°.

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Case information

rID: 51155
Published: 5th Feb 2017
Last edited: 25th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Dar El Ashaa Center

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