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2006 Painful rib hump

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Location: http://www.scoliosisjournal.com/content/1/1/10

Description: Painful rib hump: a new clinical sign for detecting intraspinal rib displacement in scoliosis due to neurofibromatosis Andreas Gkiokas1 , Socratis Hadzimichalis2 , Elias Vasiliadis1 , Marina Katsalouli3 and Georgios Kannas2
Scoliosis 2006, 1:10
Spinal cord compression and associate neurological impairment is rare in patients with scoliosis and neurofibromatosis. Common reasons are vertebral subluxation, dislocation, angulation and tumorous lesions around the spinal canal. The aim of this report is to present a case of rib penetration through neural foramen at the apex of a scoliotic curve in neurofibromatosis and to introduce a new clinical sign for its detection.

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Gkiokas et al
Institution: Scoliosis
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Language: English

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