J Korean Soc Spine Surg.  2005 Dec;12(4):375-379.

Thoracic Myelopathy due to Thoracolumbar Kyphosis and Spinal Stenosis in Achondroplasia: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea. amhangpark@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

Achondroplasia is abnormal intracartilagenous ossification that's caused by a genetic point mutation. Thoracic myelopathy in achondroplasia that is due to thoracolumbar kyphosis and spinal stenosis is a rare finding. There is no report available on this topic in Korea. We report here a case of achondroplasia with thoracic myelopathy due to thoracolumbar kyphosis and spinal stenosis, and we include a brief review of literature.

Keyword

Achondroplasia; Thoracic myelopathy; Thoracolumbar kyphosis; Spinal stenosis

MeSH Terms

Achondroplasia*
Korea
Kyphosis*
Point Mutation
Spinal Cord Diseases*
Spinal Stenosis*
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