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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1994;18(4):4.
Degenerative Lower Lumbar Disc Disease in Patients with Sheuermann's Disease
Chi Moon Hwang, M.D., Hee Sang Kim, M.D., , Kyung Hoi Ahn, M.D
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine
Scheuermann's disease와 동반된 하요추부 추간반 변성
황치문, 김희상, 안경회
경희대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

This study was undertaken to document an association of degenerative lumbar disc disease in patients with thoracolumbar Scheuermann's disease, During a 14-month period, 8.4% of 95 of the persons referred to our center for magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine demonstrated changes of both thoracolumbar Scheuermann's disease and degenerative disc disease in the lower lumbar spine. All investigated patients were younger than 21 years. We theorize that the thoracolumbar Scheuermann's disease and the associated degenerative disc disease of the lower lumbar spine are manifestations of an intrinsic defect of the discs and /or cartilagenous end plates, which results in inadequate nutrition and structural weakness or combination of both, and early degeneration.

Key Words: Juvenile discogenic disease, Scheuerman's disease


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