Congenital absence of the ribs with malformed vertebrae
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An unusual case of congenital absence of the 6th to the 9th rib on the right side, spina bifida in the lower cervical, dorsal and lumbosacral regions, congenital fusion of the 5th to the 9th dorsal vertebrae and hemivertebra of the 9th dorsal vertebra and lumbosacral meningocoele is presented. There was no family history of such osseous defects. The embryonal development of the spine and ribs is discussed.
KeywordsVertebral Column Spina Bifida Neural Arch Congenital Absence Osseous Defect
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