Scoliosis development in identical twins after intercostal thoracotomy for pulmonary artery sling correction
Source: Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 88, Number 6, October 2006 , pp. W1-W3(3)
Publisher: The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Abstract:We present a report on two monozygotic female twins who underwent a left-sided intercostal thoracotomy in the second month of life for pulmonary artery sling correction. Twenty-four years later, in adulthood, the identical twins had both developed right-sided thoracic scoliosis. No previous accounts of scoliosis development after intercostal thoracotomy for pulmonary artery sling correction have been reported.
Document Type: Case Report
Affiliations: 1: Spinal Deformity Unit, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Stanmore, Middlesex, London, UK 2: Department of Orthopaedics, Colchester General Hospital, Colchester, Essex, UK
Publication date: October 2006
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