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A retrospective study of congenital scoliosis and associated cardiac and intraspinal abnormities in a Chinese population.
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PMID:  21533853     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our objective is to assess the incidence of cardiac and intraspinal abnormities in Chinese congenital scoliosis (CS) patients and to study the relationship between the associated abnormities and the different CS types. Five-hundred and thirty-nine consecutive Chinese patients with CS were retrospectively studied, and the records of echocardiography, plain radiograph of the entire spine, magnetic resonance imaging of the entire spine and/or myelogram were reviewed. The results indicated that the incidence of cardiac and intraspinal abnormities in CS patients was 14.1 and 24.5%, respectively. There was no difference in the incidence of associated cardiac and intraspinal abnormities in different CS types (P > 0.05). The most common cardiac abnormities in CS patients was mitral valve prolapse, which was followed by congenital heart diseases, including atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, bicuspid aortic valve and patent ductus ateriosus. The cardiac abnormities were not likely to be concurrent with intraspinal abnormities in CS patients (P = 0.04). The intraspinal abnormities were more common in female and older patients (all P < 0.05). One or more abnormities mentioned above could be found in 36.8% CS patients and were more likely to be found in female patients (P < 0.01). We concluded that CS is not a simple abnormity, due to the high incidence of associated deformities of other organs, comprehensive assessment was strongly recommended before the surgical correction for CS patients.
Yong-tai Liu; Li-lin Guo; Zhuang Tian; Wen-ling Zhu; Bin Yu; Shu-yang Zhang; Gui-xing Qiu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-05-01
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:  20     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-05     Completed Date:  2012-07-19     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2111-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies
Scoliosis / epidemiology*,  radiography
Spine / radiography*

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