Achondroplasia and lumbar spinal stenosis

R. Savini, G. Gargiulo, S. Cervellati, M. Di Silvestre

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Achondroplasia is the most common type of rhizomelic dwarfism. The abnormal spinal development of the achondroplastic dwarf can result in neurologic damage due primarily to the following two syndromes: lumbar spinal canal stenosis and thoracolumbar kyphosis. The authors report the cases observed at their institution, discussing the diagnosis and operative treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-209
Number of pages11
JournalItalian Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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  • Surgery

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Savini, R., Gargiulo, G., Cervellati, S., & Di Silvestre, M. (1991). Achondroplasia and lumbar spinal stenosis. Italian Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 17(2), 199-209.