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[Imaging diagnosis of degenerative scoliosis and adult idiopathic scoliosis]

OBJECTIVE: To analyze and compare the Imaging findings of adult idiopathic scoliosis and degenerative scoliosis which were the most common adult scoliosis, and evaluate imaging characteristics. METHOD: The radiological and clinical data of 98 case, among them, 41 cases of adult idiopathic scoliosis and 57 cases of degenerative scoliosis, were analyzed retrospectively. RESULT: There were differences at presence age, sex ratio, anatomic area of scoliosis and apex between two types of adult scoliosis. The analyses and comparison between the two groups revealed significant change in the Cobb angle, involved segment and convex side orientation (all P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Adult idiopathic scoliosis and degenerative scoliosis show distinctive imaging characteristics. These characteristics combining clinical data are decisive in diagnosis Keywords : Adult,Aged,China,classification,diagnosis,Diagnosis,Differential,Humans,Magnetic Resonance Imaging,Male,methods,Middle Aged,Myelography,Orientation,Retrospective Studies,Scoliosis,Tomography,X-Ray Computed,Young Adult,, Diagnosis,Degenerative,Scoliosis, head and neck pain specialist

Date of Publication : 2008 Jun 17

Authors : Wu ZH;Song HF;Wang YP;Yan JZ;Qiu GX;

Organisation : Department of Orthopaedics, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Beijing 100730, China

Journal of Publication : Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19035105

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