Daughter with congenital abnormality
My 14 year old daughter went for her physical the other day, and the doctor sent her immediately for an XR to rule out scoliosis. Her back looks weird, has for almost a year, but last the doctor checked it, she thought it was normal. This is the result of the XR--can you help me determine what this might be and what I need to do?
1. Suspect a 6mm leg length differential with left leg being longer as suggested by a higher position of the left femoral hip cortex.
2. There appears to be a congenital developmental segmentation abnormality involving T10, T11, and T12. This results in a localized area of kyphosis that may contribute to the mild spinal curvature.
3. As seen on the AP full chest and abdomen upright view, the spine deviates only slightly from the line drawn from the middle of the cervical spine to the middle of L5 vertebral body.
Any information would be appreciated. I am very concerned about her. Thank you!