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Patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis of Lenke type-1 curve exhibit specific pedicle width pattern.
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PMID:  22045200     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Study aim was to find out if patients with Lenke type 1 curve exhibit smaller pedicles and specific pedicle width pattern compared with individuals with no scoliosis.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: 4,828 pedicle width measurements (T1-L5) in 61 consecutive patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis of Lenke type 1 curve, 61 control subjects, and 20 patients with Lenke type 5 curve, were retrospectively performed by an experienced neuroradiologist.
RESULTS: Among patients with Lenke type 1 curve, the differences between the width of right and left upper thoracic pedicles were statistically significant; smallest at right T4 (2.6 mm). At scoliotic apex, the pedicles on the concave (left) side were significantly smaller than those on the convex (right) side; smallest at left T7 (3.2 mm). Among patients with Lenke type 1 curve, 97% had pedicle width <4 mm.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed that patients with Lenke type 1 curve exhibit smaller pedicles and asymmetric pedicle width compared with control subjects.
Kasim Abul-Kasim; Acke Ohlin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-06     Completed Date:  2012-09-24     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Medicine, Division of Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Centre for Imaging and Functional Medicine, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, 205 02, Malmö, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Retrospective Studies
Scoliosis / diagnosis,  pathology*,  radiography*
Spine / pathology*,  radiography*
Thoracic Vertebrae / pathology*,  radiography*
Young Adult

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