Ortho-Preferred

Left Thoracic Scoliosis



- Discussion:
    - left thoracic curvatures are uncommon (1-2% of curves)
    - associatted conditions: (33 % of patients)
         - occult syrinx;
               - treatment of the scoliosis without recognition of syringomyelia and Chiari malformation can lead to paraplegia;
         - Arnold-Chiari
         - spinal cord tumor;
         - neuromuscular disorder;
    - MRI is usually indicated



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, August 29, 2011 4:28 pm