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ba0007p148 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Management of foramen magnum stenosis in patients with achondroplasia: relative merit of clinical and radiological indications for foramen magnum decompression

Almeida Timoteo , Singleton William , Monsell Fergal , Smithson Sarah , Edwards Richard , Burren Christine

Introduction: Achondroplasia, the commonest skeletal dysplasia, is caused by specific variant(s) in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) gene that cause abnormal spine, skull and limb bone growth. Surgical indications for foramen magnum stenosis in this population vary widely in the literature.Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients with achondroplasia aged >20 years (n=33) in our regional skeletal dysplasia cli...