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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and the Presence of Spinal Cord Abnormalities. Preoperative MRI Analysis

Forty-five patients diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were given MRIs and two had abnormal findings. This is much higher than found in the general population.

Comment (tk):   Serious spinal abnormalities were seen, yet more subtle abnormalities are not able to be viewed at this time. Spina subluxations or abnormal proprioceptive events were not measured.

Maiocco B et al.   Spine. 1997 (Nov 1); 22 (21): 2537-2541