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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 538–539 | Cite as

Intraspinal dislocation of the rib in neurofibromatosis: A case report

  • S. V. Kamath
  • P. K. Kleinman
  • R. L. Ragland
  • O. R. Tenreiro-Picon
  • J. R. Knorr
  • R. I. Davidson
  • Y. A. Shelton
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Abstract

Scoliosis is the most common skeletal abnormality in neurofibromatosis, occurring in at least 10% of patients [1, 2]. Spinal MR is commonly used to assess the intraspinal contents prior to surgery for scoliosis.

We report a case of neurofibromatosis I with dysplastic scoliosis which demonstrated an extradural mass on MR. Subsequent CT scan showed the presence of dislocation of the adjacent costovertebral articulation, with herniation of the rib head into the spinal canal.

Keywords

Public Health Spinal Canal Neurofibromatosis Skeletal Abnormality Costovertebral Articulation 
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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Kamath
    • 1
  • P. K. Kleinman
    • 1
  • R. L. Ragland
    • 1
  • O. R. Tenreiro-Picon
    • 1
  • J. R. Knorr
    • 1
  • R. I. Davidson
    • 2
  • Y. A. Shelton
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of OrthopedicsUniversity of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcesterUSA

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