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Spinal Cord Impingement by a displaced rib in scoliosis due to neurofibromatosis

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Description: Neurofibromatosis is often associated with a dysplastic progressive scoliosis. Enlargement of the neural foramina by erosion of adjecent neurofibomas occasionally predisposes to the adjacent attached rib entering the spinal canal. We describe such a case in which partial rib excision and later posterior spinal fusion resulted in complete recovery (full text and illustrations) Can J Surg Vol 48: #5, 414

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Mukhtar et al
Institution: Can J Surg
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Language: English

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Added: Tue Jul 10 2007