Kyphoscoliosis - hump
Deformity of spine.
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AP image: extreme thoracic scoliosis convex to the right and lumbar scoliosis convex to the left.
Lateral image: extreme thoracic kyphosis, with wedge deformation of vertebral bodies; presence of vertebral collapse cannot be excluded.
In addition, the left foot shows disappearance of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint (synostosis?).
Case of marked kyphoscoliosis of the spine.
Scoliosis is defined as an abnormal lateral curvature (with a Cobb angle greater than 10º of the spine 1).
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