Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention and Treatment
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What is Congenital Scoliosis?
Congenital scoliosis is a condition present at birth wherein a spinal deformity leads to the development of a sideways curvature, or result in twisting or rotation of the spine pulling the ribs along with it and forming a multidimensional curve. It occurs when there is a failure in the development of normal vertebrae during the fourth to sixth week of gestation of the fetus in pregnant women.
What are the causes of Congenital Scoliosis?
Congenital scoliosis is caused due to a developmental defect in the formation of the mesenchymal anlage in the fetus.
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