Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2008, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 96-99
A 13 years old girl from north of Iraq, presented
with gross deformity of her back & difficulty in
walking& then progressive difficulty in
breathing. A thoracic scoliotic deformity with rib
hump obvious on her back, it is a case report of
spondyloepiphyseal dysplasis(SED) with primary
involvement of the vertebrae & epiphyseal
centers all over the body.
AIM OF THE STUDY:
To present a very rare case of (SED), including
the deformities& the complications that can be
presented with it.
Examining & survying a 13 years old Iraqi
female from north of Iraq.
A thoracic scoliotic deformity was found&
became more obvious on bending foreword, also
rib hump on the right side.Both hips in fixed
flexion deformity & limitation of abduction.
In SEDT the vertebral bodies are malformed&
flattened, 1st described by Nilssone
estimated the prevalence to be 1 per 100.000 in a
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