thoracic kyphosis

thoracic kyphosis

[TA]
the normal, anteriorly concave curvature of the thoracic segment of the vertebral column, in which the primary curvature of the fetal embryo is maintained into maturity.
Synonym(s): kyphosis thoracica [TA]

thoracic kyphosis

the dorsally convex curve formed by the thoracic spinal column when seen from the side. Also called thoracic curvature.

tho·rac·ic ky·pho·sis

(thōr-as'ik kī-fō'sis) [TA]
The normal, anteriorly concave curvature of the thoracic segment of the vertebral column, in which the primary curvature of the fetal embryo is maintained into maturity.
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A case of SAPHO syndrome with paraplegia due to a thoracic kyphosis.
Sports with a predominance of forward-bending postures have been associated with greater thoracic kyphosis in standing (Rajabi et al.
Delayed compression deformity of the affected vertebral body and exaggerated thoracic kyphosis can be demonstrated on plain radiographs, CT, or MRI.
However, these results should be interpreted with caution, as the sample size was relatively small due in part to the strict inclusion and exclusion criteria (four out of six of the following: symptom duration less than 30 days, baseline NDI [greater than or equal to] 10/50, no symptoms distal to the shoulder, FABQ<12, decreased thoracic kyphosis T3-5, decreased cervical spine extension <30[degrees]).
In this report, we present a case of PCNL carried out for staghorn renal calculi in a patient with severe thoracic kyphosis and immobility of the cervical spine due to AS, with special emphasis placed on patient positioning as well as surgical and anesthetical obstacles.
Osteoporotic compression fractures cause pain and paravertebral muscle spasm and an increase in the thoracic kyphosis angle, which therefore, may affect the inspiration and expiration.
He was referred to me with a diagnosis of thoracic kyphosis, scoliosis, and a chestwall deformity.
Vertebral collapse may occur silently, presenting as an increasing thoracic kyphosis, but most patients experience an acute onset of severe back pain after a minor injury.
She has scoliosis in her cervical (C3--C5 left) and thoracic spine (T4--T9 right) and a pronounced thoracic kyphosis from osteoporosis.
Physical examination was remarkable only for left-sided facial swelling and thoracic kyphosis.
Background: It has been shown that patients with thoracic kyphosis due to osteoporosis have diminished pulmonary function.