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Absence of the right wing of the ilium generated a compensatory scoliosis in rhesus monkey in captivity: diagnostic imaging and its alteration on the SEPNT

Authors

  • Salvador A. Solís-Chávez,

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    1. Centro de Investigación, Proyecto CAMINA, A.C. Unidad de Primates No Humanos, Ciudad de México, Toriello Guerra, México DF, México
    2. BIOINVERT, Biología Integral para Vertebrados: Unidad de experimentación animal, Edo. México, México
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      Salvador A. Solís-Chávez, Calzada de Tlalpan 4430 Col. Toriello Guerra, C.P. 14050, México city, México.

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  • Alejandra Ibáñez-Contreras,

    1. Centro de Investigación, Proyecto CAMINA, A.C. Unidad de Primates No Humanos, Ciudad de México, Toriello Guerra, México DF, México
    2. BIOINVERT, Biología Integral para Vertebrados: Unidad de experimentación animal, Edo. México, México
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  • Sergio A. Reyes-Pantoja,

    1. Centro de Investigación, Proyecto CAMINA, A.C. Unidad de Primates No Humanos, Ciudad de México, Toriello Guerra, México DF, México
    2. BIOINVERT, Biología Integral para Vertebrados: Unidad de experimentación animal, Edo. México, México
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  • Gerardo Perdigón-Castañeda,

    1. Unidad de Imagenología del Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González S.S., Mexico DF, México
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  • Braulio Hernández-Godínez

    1. Centro de Investigación, Proyecto CAMINA, A.C. Unidad de Primates No Humanos, Ciudad de México, Toriello Guerra, México DF, México
    2. BIOINVERT, Biología Integral para Vertebrados: Unidad de experimentación animal, Edo. México, México
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Abstract

Background

Congenital scoliosis (CS) is defined as lateral curvatures of the spine provoked by the anomalous development of the vertebral bodies. It is associated with neuromuscular anomalies, which can be genetic, caused by the compensation of discrepancies in the length of the extremities or intrarachidian anomalies.

Methods

This study was carried out in 2-year-old female, showed alterations in the gait, mainly in the hind limbs, a clumsy gait and a slight claudication in the right hindlimb. To perform the imaging study were: X-Ray projections and Computerized Axial Tomography, neurophysiological evaluation was performed by means somatosensory-evoked potentials of the tibial nerve (SEPTN).

Results

The results showed an enlargement of the latencies from the L5 to the cortex, mainly in the left afference, correlated with the imaging studies.

Conclusions

There is no doubt that the concurrent use of different diagnostic tools complements knowledge regarding the physiopathogenesis of these osteopathologies.

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