Abnormal curvature of the spine (kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis) is present in 33-50% of adults with achondroplasia. […] complications: upper airway obstruction, apnea, cyanotic episodes, feeding problem Recurrent otitis media with subsequent hearing loss Hydrocephalus Spinal deformities: kyphosis, lordosis […] respiratory complications: upper airway obstruction, apnea, feeding problems Hydrocephalus Recurrent otitis media with subsequent hearing loss Spinal deformities: kyphosis, lordosis
Numerous features can accompany short stature - macrocephaly, a prominent forehead, brachydactyly involving both the hands and the feet, lumbar lordosis, and a limited range
Brachydactyly, a knock knee, lumbar lordosis, scoliosis, ulnar deviation of the hands are other notable signs of this genetic disease.
Cartilage hair hypoplasia is a rare multisystemic genetic disorder demarcated by a short stature from birth, hypoplastic hair, various skeletal abnormalities and a variable degree of immunodeficiency that can be fatal in the absence of an early diagnosis. Clinical signs, results from imaging studies, and genetic testing…
Chronic spondylitis leads to loss of lumbar lordosis and increased kyphosis which may cause difficulty in breathing which is a serious complication of this disorder.
Spinal stenosis is a common condition characterized by a narrowing of the spinal canal. The severity of the presentation differs from person to person depending on the body type. Size of the spinal canal does not affect the symptoms. Patients with spinal stenosis present with a chronic back pain. The symptoms…