Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 262–263 | Cite as

A case of a thoracic vertebral body dislocation without neurological signs in a child with neurofibromatosis

  • S. Fasanelli
  • M. Colajacomo
  • P. Gugliantini
  • F. La Spesa
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Abstract

In a 10-year-old child with neurofibromatosis, dislocation of a thoracic vertebral body was noted almost by accident; a singular dislocation unaccompanied by neurological symptoms.

Keywords

Vertebral Body Neurofibromatosis Neurofibroma Thoracic Kyphosis Vertebral Deformity 

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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Fasanelli
    • 1
  • M. Colajacomo
    • 1
  • P. Gugliantini
    • 1
  • F. La Spesa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyPediatric Hospital “Bambino Gesu”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic “Scoliosis and Vertebral Deformity Center”Pediatric Hospital “Bambino Gesu”PalidoroItaly

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