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The International Research Society of Spinal Deformities (IRSSD) and its contribution to science

Keith M Bagnall*, Theodoros B Grivas, Nathalie Alos, Marc Asher, Carl-Eric Aubin, Geoffrey R Burwell, Peter H Dangerfield, Thomas Edouard, Doug Hill, Edmond Lou, Alain Moreau, Joe O'Brien, Ian Stokes, Hans-Rudolf Weiss and Jim Raso

Scoliosis 2009, 4:28  doi:10.1186/1748-7161-4-28

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Intestinal malrotation

Nancy Allen   (2012-05-23 15:47)  Microbiologist email

Please begin to consider the full range of intestinal malrotations/malattachments as a factor in the development of scoliosis.
These congenital issues may be more relevant when influenced by a widening pelvis. Malrotations/malattachments may cause a torque in the entire body plan ( ?) with variations depending on the exact nature of the abnormal tensions produced by the gut issues ? Redundant colon has been considered as a variant of malrotation. Could acidosis be a chronic issue in certain gut malrotations - causing chronic pH balancing issues, with osteoporosis as a secondary result ?

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