J Korean Pediatr Soc.  2002 Nov;45(11):1417-1421.

A Case of Scoliosis Due to a Foreign Body (Pencil) in the Colon

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daegu, Korea. goodd2008@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Scoliosis describes a lateral curvature of the spine and is often associated with cosmetic and functional impairments due to severe deformity of the spine. The incidence of adolescent scoliosis is 2-4% of children between 10 and 16 years of age. Eighty five percent of them are idiopathic, in which the most common type of scoliosis is right side-bending. In addition, it is classified into congenital, and secondary scoliosis such as neuromuscular disease and neurofibromatosis. Congenital scoliosis is associated with abnormalities of urinary system(20%), congenital heart diseases(15 %), and other abnormalities(10%) such as syringomyelia. We experienced a case of scoliosis by a foreign body(a pencil) in the colon which has never been reported up to date. A brief review of the literature was made.

Keyword

Scoliosis; Foreign body; Pencil; Colon

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Child
Colon*
Congenital Abnormalities
Foreign Bodies*
Heart
Humans
Incidence
Neurofibromatoses
Neuromuscular Diseases
Scoliosis*
Spine
Syringomyelia
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