Spinal muscular atrophy
Examination performed to control tracheostomy in a patient with spinal muscular atrophy. We have no other medical history available.
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Pulmonary hypoexpansion and morphostructural changes of the thoracic cavity, with sinus aspect. Thoracolumbar arthrodesis.
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a group of autosomal recessive disorders in which there is degeneration of the anterior horn cells of the spinal cord and associated muscle weakness, include severe thoracic muscle weakness and difficulty breathing.