Cervical Kyphosis in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A Case Report

James T. Bernatz, Paul A. Anderson, Matthew A. Halanski

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CASE: A 12-year-old boy with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Type II presented 5 years after undergoing spinal growing rod placement with cervical kyphosis at C2-3. He underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion but 6 years later developed significant kyphosis at the adjacent C3-4 level. CONCLUSION: We describe a rare adjacent segment kyphotic condition in a young man with SMA Type II. Clinicians should be cognizant of the risk of cervical kyphosis in adolescent patients with SMA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1900341
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020

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  • Medicine(all)


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