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Neurological Considerations in Achondroplasia

  • Orest Hurko
  • Reed Pyeritz
  • Sumio Uematsu
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)

Abstract

In achondroplasia, neurological dysfunction is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Fortunately, problems arise not because of dysgenesis of nervous tissue, but are secondary tc bony compression of neural and associated vascular structures, and, therefore, are often amenable to prophylactic or remedial treatment. Furthermore, because the neural compressive syndromes of achondroplasia are highly stereotyped, their recognition and appropriate management are facilitated.

Keywords

Central Sleep Apnea Craniocervical Junction Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Foramen Magnum Decompressive Laminectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orest Hurko
    • 1
  • Reed Pyeritz
    • 1
  • Sumio Uematsu
    • 1
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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