Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1987 Jan;(214):229-34.

Cleidocranial dysostosis and syringomyelia. Review of the literature and case report.


A 34-year-old woman with congenital cleidocranial dysostosis had scoliosis diagnosed at age 13. The scoliosis was treated during adolescence with spinal orthoses but continued to progress after skeletal maturation. She was diagnosed as having syringomyelia at age 34. The possibility of syringomyelia should be considered in patients with cleidocranial dysostosis, especially those with neurologic symptoms, scoliosis not responding to conservative therapy, or progressive scoliosis after skeletal maturation. Although only two previous patients have been reported in the literature, the condition undiagnosed could be a more common problem than generally supposed.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center