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Case report: Renal osteodystrophy in association with spinal stenosis in Achondroplasia

  • J. S. K. Ong
  • M. J. McKenna
  • J. G. Lorigan
  • A. Watson
  • R. Freaney
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Abstract

A 54 year old woman with achondroplasia presented with symptoms of spinal stenosis. Subsequent studies revealed end-stage renal disease with severe renal osteodystrophy that was characterised by radiographs and new bone biomarkers. We speculate that renal osteodystrophy accentuated spinal stenosis, which is a common feature of achondroplasia in adults.

Keywords

Spinal Canal Spinal Stenosis Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Synostosis Renal Osteodystrophy 
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© Springer 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. K. Ong
    • 1
  • M. J. McKenna
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. G. Lorigan
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Watson
    • 2
  • R. Freaney
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Michael’s HospitalDublin
  2. 2.St. Vincent’s HospitalDublin

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