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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Hemivertebrae

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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. Heidi Fowler
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Hemivertebrae (Definition)

Hemivertibrae are a clinical finding in which one side of a spinal bone fails to develop, which can result in abnormally shaped ...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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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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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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What is the best treatment for.Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more

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I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

Physician Review: Palpable nodes in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

Dose it bother you: If it dose and not improve by medications, go and see neuro- surgeon he will tell out if you an operation to take it out. ...Read more