Lumbar spine duplication: a case report

Duplication of the spine is a rare malformation. A neurologically intact pediatric patient with this malformation is described here. A 6-year-old girl presented to our institution for evaluation of an asymptomatic kyphotic deformity. She denied weakness, sensory changes, and bowel or bladder complaints. Physical examination revealed mild kyphosis at the thoracolumbar junction with normal gait and neurologic function. Radiographs demonstrated duplication of the lumbar spine and sacrum. Computed tomography, MRI, and abdominal ultrasound results are reported. As she is neurologically normal, we will continue to observe this patient and intervene in the case of development of neurologic impairment or worsening kyphosis.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Spine Source Type: research

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Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) Source Type: research
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Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
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Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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