gibbus


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hump

 [hump]
a rounded eminence; called also gibbus.
dowager's hump popular name for dorsal kyphosis caused by multiple wedge fractures of the thoracic vertebrae seen in osteoporosis.

gib·bus

(gib'ŭs),
Extreme kyphosis, hump, or hunch; a deformity of spine in which there is a sharply angulated segment, the apex of the angle being posterior.
[L. a hump]
An anterior angular deformity of the lower back, due to hypoplasia or ‘wedging’ of one or more lower thoracic or upper lumbar vertebrae, resulting in beaked projections on the infero-anterior aspects and hypoplasia of the upper portions of vertebral bodies, seen in mucopolysaccharidosis, type I-H Hurler syndrome, tuberculosis—Pott’s disease—or trauma; the gibbus or ‘buffalo hump’ seen in Cushing’s disease and syndrome is due to accumulation of soft tissue 2º to prolonged endogenous or exogenous corticosteroids, and is located in the cervicothoracic region

gibbus

An anterior angular deformity of the lower back, due to hypoplasia or 'wedging' of one or more lower thoracic or upper lumbar vertebrae, resulting in beaked projections on the infero-anterior aspects and hypoplasia of the upper portions of vertebral bodies, seen in mucopolysaccharidosis, type I-H Hurler syndrome, TB–Pott's disease, or trauma; the gibbus or 'buffalo hump' seen in Cushing's disease and syndrome, is due to accumulation of soft tissue 2º to prolonged endogenous or exogenous corticosteroids, and is located in the cervicothoracic region.

gib·bus

(gib'ŭs)
Extreme kyphosis, hump, or hunch; a deformity of spine in which there is a sharply angulated segment, the apex of the angle being posterior.
[L. a hump]
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gibbus took longer than 10% of expected longevity to reach 50% of asymptotic size (Table 1).
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A characteristic gibbus, kyphotic deformity was present at the L1-2 level.
Like many bivalves, Atlantic calico scallops (Argopecten gibbus, Linnaeus, 1758) begin life as males, though some switch to female as they age.
Some conditions of the thoracic spine are severe, such as the gibbus deformity (hunchback), in which excessive kyphosis causes sharp angulation of the spine.
Her spine was short with a hemangioma in the lumbar region and a gibbus at the thoracolumbar junction.
gibbus, are surface-oriented predators that have remarkably similar morphology.
Similarly, gonad growth in Argopecten gibbus was greatest when both temperature and food supply were low, but vitellogenesis and maturation of oocytes were dependent on food supply (Sarkis et al.
[24] Patients with severe and very severe kyphosis, late onset Paraparesis having bony internal gibbus, multi-segmental involvement are candidates for combined anterior and posterior instrumentation.