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How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?
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Dr. Gerald Mandellanswered
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth.Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated with congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis.
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