Early diagnostics of dysplastic and congenital scolioses

Колчин Д.В.


Aim of Study: To suggest the use of the symptom of atypical hair growth (SAHG) in the spine zone for early diagnosing both dysplastic scolioses (DS) and congenital scolioses (CS). Since 1989 we have revealed a visual sign in 1028 of 3110 patients with scoliosisof the spine: thehair growth occurs as a centre-converging spiral looking like a snail shell, similar to the hair growth in theparietal zone. SAHG is roentgennegative. Before radiography making the tip of metal injection needle should be positioned in the centre ofthe hair twisting. The middle oftwisting for CS is in the projection of lateral semivertebrae with additional ribs, fused vertebrae,butterfly-shaped vertebrae. SAHG for DS conforms to the apex of scoliotic arch. In SAHG projection unilateral aplasia, hypoplasia or hyperplasia of ribs, that of transverse, spinous, articular processes can be determined, as well as the radiological changes characteristic of the vertebrae of scoliotic deformity apex. It is advisable to use SAHG in the spine zone for DS and CS early detection and timely treatment.


scoliosis; dysplasia; symptom of atypical hair growth


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