Anatomy of the lumbar spine in achondroplasia.

G. C. Giglio, R. Passariello, G. Pagnotta, M. Crostelli, E. Ascani

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The authors analyze the achondroplastic lumbar spine in the pre-puberal and post-puberal periods until adulthood by means of standard X-rays, CT scan, MRI, and myelography. The small spinal canal in achondroplasts must be considered the result of developmental and congenital conditions. Orthopaedic and surgical possibilities are reviewed with the goal of reducing to a minimum the developmental factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-239
Number of pages13
JournalBasic Life Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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  • Medicine(all)


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