Kyphoscoliosis - hump

Case contributed by Dra Cristina Ferreira

Presentation

Deformity of spine.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

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 Discussion

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.

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Case information

rID: 44446
Published: 23rd Apr 2016
Last edited: 16th Sep 2019
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