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Congenital Spinal Anomalies

  • Daniel Brian Carlin Reid
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Abstract

Congenital spine abnormalities are caused by developmental defects during early gestation, which can lead to early and progressive scoliosis and kyphosis. Associated genitourinary and cardiac defects are common. While multiple factors affect treatment decisions, bracing is usually ineffective for congenital curves and operative intervention is frequently necessary.

Keywords

Scoliosis Congenital Multidisciplinary VACTERL Hemivertebra 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Brian Carlin Reid
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsRhode Island Hospital, Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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