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Spondylocarpotarsal Synostosis Syndrome (causing Congenital Scoliosis)

Last updated Sept. 14, 2017

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD MPH

The topic Spondylocarpotarsal Synostosis Syndrome (causing Congenital Scoliosis) you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Congenital Scoliosis.

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  • Congenital Scoliosis is a spinal condition in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, which results from an abnormal deformity that is present at birth
  • Scoliosis is a common medical disorder characterized by abnormal curvature of the spine; a side to side spinal curve is observed. This disorder is caused by a defect that causes the spine (or the backbone) to bend or curve sideways, to look like an “S” or “C” instead of an “I”
  • Even though bone malformations may be present in newborn infants at birth, Scoliosis may not develop until the child reaches adolescence
  • Congenital Scoliosis is a rare condition and is observed, only in approximately, 1 out of every 10,000 newborn infants

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First uploaded: Sept. 14, 2017
Last updated: Sept. 14, 2017