Aortic anatomy in children with myelomeningocele and congenital lumbar Kyphosis

Randall T. Loder, Paul Shapiro, Richard Towbin, David D. Aronson

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Preoperative aorlograms were reviewed in six children with thoracic myelomeningocele and lumbar kyphosis at an average age of 25 months. In all children, the abdominal aorta bridged the lumbar kyphosis. In four children, the upper renal poles were close to the spine and were at potential risk during kyphectomy. All children had aortic shortening with an increased variability in origin of the major abdominal aortic branches. Abnormal lumbar arteries were noted in four children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991



  • Abdominal aorta
  • Kyphosis
  • Myelomeningocele

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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