Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome and Exotic Scoliosis

Campbell Jr., Robert M.; Smith, Melvin D.
February 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 89-A, p108
Academic Journal
The article discusses key issues concerning the thoracic insufficiency syndrome and exotic scoliosis. Exotic scoliosis is an early-onset spinal deformity that is more complex and is often associated with distortions of the thorax caused by spinal lordosis and curve rotation. Consequently, the condition entails a volume-depletion deformity and a thoracic growth inhibition with indirect adverse effects on lung growth.


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