Twenty-nine consecutive patients with idiopathic left thoracic scoliosis were prospectively studied using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). T1- weighted sagittal and axial images were obtained on all patients from the brainstem to the tip of the conus. Two patients (7%) had a syrinx on MRI. The remaining 27 patients had normal MRIs. The prevalence of brainstem and spinal cord anomalies was much less common than reported in previous retrospective reviews.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine