Dowager hump | definition of dowager hump by Medical dictionary
postmenopausal thoracic kyphosis of older women due to osteoporosis and compression fractures of vertebra.
dow·a·ger hump (dow'ă-jĕr hŭmp)
Postmenopausal cervical kyphosis of older women due to osteoporosis and compression fractures of vertebra.
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Occasionally a person with osteoporosis will develop a dowager hump
or kyphosis at the top of their spine due to collapse of the vertebrae, and notices they have lost height.