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Gibbal achondroplasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7263742     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A thoracolumbar gibbus is an uncommon but potentially dangerous feature of achondroplasia. In a series of unselected South African Negro achondroplasts, nine out of 17 had an abnormality of this type. In contrast, only one girl out of 20 affected individuals of European or mixed ancestry had a gibbus. It is likely that the high frequency of this deformity in South African Negro achondroplasts is the result of the traditional practice by which an infant is carried on the mother's back, with the legs straddling her waist and the spine in flexion. Wedging on the vulnerable vertebral bodies in the Negro achondroplastic infant can probably be prevented by avoiding this custom.
Authors:
P Beighton; C A Bathfield
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  63-B     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-14     Completed Date:  1981-10-14     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Achondroplasia / complications*
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant Care / methods*
Lumbar Vertebrae / injuries*
Male
Middle Aged
Thoracic Vertebrae / injuries*

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