Spondylocostal dysostosis

 Spondylocostal dysostosis is a heritable disease, which is characterized by segmentation disorders of the spine and ribs. The disease is subdivided into heredity (autosomal dominant/recessive) and severity.

Due to the segmentation defects, it comes to a restriction of movement of the neck, as well as to a trunk-stressed dwarfism. Furthermore, it comes to spinal deformities such as scoliosis or lordosis.

The malformations also affect the breathing, so many patients suffer from respiratory insufficiency.