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Hemivertebra in monozygotic twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11426157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A case report. OBJECTIVES: To report and discuss a case of thoracic hemivertebra in monozygotic twins. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The etiology of congenital scoliosis remains unclear. Both a genetic basis and environmental influences have been postulated. A few isolated reports of discordant spinal anomalies in twins exist. METHODS: Clinical examination and plain radiograph evaluation were performed on female monozygotic twins with congenital scoliosis secondary to thoracic hemivertebra. RESULTS: Congenital thoracic scoliosis was documented in both of a set of monozygotic twins. CONCLUSIONS: To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of similar congenital vertebral abnormalities in identical twins in the English literature.
P F Sturm; R Chung; S R Bomze
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-26     Completed Date:  2001-08-23     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1389-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Orthopaedic and Scolioisis Associates, Annandale, Virginia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diseases in Twins / etiology*
Scoliosis / congenital*
Thoracic Vertebrae / abnormalities*
Twins, Monozygotic*

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