Spinal manifestations of The skeletal dysplasias

Michael C. Ain, Eric D. Shirley

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When a patient with skeletal dysplasia associated with atlantoaxial instability undergoes any type of surgery, The cervical spine must be evaluated Thoracolumbar kyphosis in infants with achondroplasia usually resolves without treatment. The treatment guidelines for scoliosis associated with The skeletal dysplasias are similar to those for idiopathic scoliosis. Foramen magnum stenosis may occur in patients with achondroplasia or hypochondroplasia, resulting in snoring, apnea, other signs/symptoms of brainstem compression, or sudden infant death

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Growing Spine
Subtitle of host publicationManagement of Spinal Disorders in Young Children
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783540852063
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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