Congenital anomalies of spine

Other Names:
Hunch back
Absence of coccyx
Absence of vertebra
Absence of sacrum
Fusion of vertebra
Congenital lordosis
Lumbosacral deformity
Klippel-Feil syndrome

Congenital vertebral anomalies are a collection of malformations of the spine. Most, around 85%, are not clinically significant, but they can cause compression of the spinal cord by deforming the vertebral canal or causing instability. This condition occurs in the womb. Congenital vertebral anomalies include alterations of the shape and number of vertebrae.

Narrower Problems:
Spina bifida
Curvature of spine
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST