KYPHOSCOLIOSIS

 
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60o kyphoscoliosis

Severe- more than 90o kyphoscoliosis   
   

Symptoms: Dyspnea on exertion; or no cardiopulmonary symptoms at all; curvature of chest and spine
Special signs: Curvature of thoracic spine laterally and anteroposteriorly.
Special investigations: X-ray of chest confirms spinal curvature; pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale in those with more than 90o angle of curvature.

SHORT DESCRIPTION:
Combination of excessive lateral and anteroposterior curvature of thoracic spine. It causes restrictive lung disease with hypoventilation.

 

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