The Treatment is a surgery that reconstructs the chest wall. This is done to cover up the rib or chest defects and to contain any hernias. Surgeons do this by using the functional latissimus Dorsi Muscle transfer. THis means to take the muscle from the upper back and swing it over to cover up a defect. This reconstructs the chest wall and prevents any possible lung herniation and paradoxical respiration. Unfortunately, the spine can't be fixed the same way and the patients must seek further appointments through orthopedics, etc.
Current research on this disease shows that Spondylocostal Dysostosis causes other congenital problems like spina bifida occulta, polythelia, neural tube defects, and sprengel deformities. Also, In the past year, it has been discovered that LMA Anesthesia can be used to safely provide ventilation to a patient with SPondylocostal Dysostosis who is undergoing surgery. Since Spondylocostal Dysostosis patients have respiratory problems, if they are under general Anesthesia, it is possible for them to stop breathing completely. LMA ANESTHESIA can now be used to fix this problem.
Two people with Spondylocostal Dysostosis (Jarcho-Levin Syndrome)
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