Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Clinical Implications of the Rare Anomaly of a Cervical Hemivertebra over a Period of 30 Year

Catharina Löhnert1#, Athanasios K. Petridis1*#, Homajoun Maslehaty1 and Martin Scholz1
1Department of Neurosurgery, Wedau Kliniken Duisburg, Germany
#First and second author contributed equally
Corresponding author : Athanasios K. Petridis
University Hospital Kiel, Department of Neurosurgery, Duisburg Wedau clinics, Zu den Rehwiesen 9,47055 Duisburg, Germany
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Received: January 30, 2013 Accepted: March 29, 2013 Published: April 01, 2013
Citation: Löhnert C, Petridis AK, Maslehaty H, Scholz M (2013) Clinical Implications of the Rare Anomaly of a Cervical Hemivertebra over a Period of 30 Year. J Spine Neurosurg 2:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000111

Abstract

Clinical Implications of the Rare Anomaly of a Cervical Hemivertebra over a Period of 30 Year

The Occurrences of cervical hemivertebrae are described very infrequently in the literature and are usually  diagnosed in the childhood. Commonly they occur in the lumbar and thoracic spine with associated congenital scoliosis. Concerning cervical hemivertebrae just few cases are reported, in which the children were treated by excision of the hemivertebra and fusion of the affected spine level.

 

Keywords: Hemivertebra; Cervical spine

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