Congenital Kyphosis

What is Congenital Kyphosis?

Congenital Kyphosis is a spinal defect that occurs during the first six to eight weeks of embryonic development. The defect causes the spine to develop with a sharp forward bend as it grows. There are two types of kyphosis. 1) Failure of formation of one or more vertebral bodies and 2)
Failure of segmentation which occurs when two more vertebrae fail to separate. The cause of Congenital Kyphosis is unknown, but there is no evidence that it is inherited.


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