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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Hemivertebrae (Overview)

Hemivertibrae are a clinical finding in which one side of a spinal bone fails to develop, which can result in abnormally shaped back or nerve compression.


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How does hemivertebrae cause neurologic problems?

How does hemivertebrae cause neurologic problems?

Severe spinal curve: The spine curves with eventual kinking of nerve in spinal canal the curve have to be huge kyphosis forward bending is a risk for neuro problems. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
3 doctors shared insights

Hemivertebrae (Overview)

Hemivertibrae are a clinical finding in which one side of a spinal bone fails to develop, which can result in abnormally shaped back or nerve compression.


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What is meant by hemivertebrae?

What is meant by hemivertebrae?

Deformed vertebrae: This is a problem that you are born with. It is a deformity of the vertebrae, usually in the thoracic or lumbar spine. The vertebrae is partially formed and it may be the cause a curvature of the spine, known as scoliosis. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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What is meant by hemivertebrae?

Deformed vertebrae: This is a problem that you are born with. It is a deformity of the vertebrae, usually in the thoracic or lumbar spine. The vertebrae is partially formed and it may be the cause a curvature of the spine, known as scoliosis. ...Read more

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My unborn child has just been diagnosed with hemivertebrae, What can I do?

My unborn child has just been diagnosed with hemivertebrae, What can I do?

Become informed,wait: This may or may not be a problem for the baby.If associated with other structural defects, the pattern may have some known issues, but you can do nothing about it until the kid is here to be evaluated.If this was picked up on a random ultrasound, a more refined study by a peri-natologist could provide more information. ...Read more

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How does hemivertebrae cause neurologic problems?

Severe spinal curve: The spine curves with eventual kinking of nerve in spinal canal the curve have to be huge kyphosis forward bending is a risk for neuro problems. ...Read more

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With hemivertebrae, what happened to the other half of the vertebrae?

With hemivertebrae, what happened to the other half of the vertebrae?

Failure of formation: With a hemivertebra, half of the vertebra fails to form. There are other congenital spine defects where vertebrae fail to divide or segment, leading to portions of the spine that are "stuck" together. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my unborn child has just been diagnosed with hemivertebrae, I have no idea what to do?

What do you suggest if my unborn child has just been diagnosed with hemivertebrae, I have no idea what to do?

Close observation: A child with hemivertebrae has wedge shaped vertebrae caused by abnormal development of the segments of the spine./ It can lead to scoliosis and compression of nerves. Your child will require close observation for these complications and immediate care should he start to develop them. A nice discussion is here http://embryo.asu.edu/pages/congenital-vertebral-defects ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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