Spondylocostal Dysostosis Associated with Type I Split Cord Malformation and Double Nipple on One Side: A Case Report

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Yilmaz M. B., Kaymak A., KURT G., PERÇİN F. E., Baykaner K.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.23, no.2, pp.256-259, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.4503-11.4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.256-259
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Jarcho Levin syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by multipl vertebral and costal anomalies at birth. Jarcho Levin syndrome includes two phenotypic groups: spondylothoracic dysostosis and spondylocostal dysostosis. The prognosis of spondylothoracic dysostosis has worse than spondylocostal dysostosis, because of respiratory complications. Associated malformations include those of the congenital heart disease, urogenital malformation, skeletal anomalies and neural tube defects. We present a patient with spondylocostal dysostosis, who also had type I split cord malformation, tethered cord, scoliosis and double nipple on the right. Although the association of spondylocostal dysostosis and type I split cord malformation is very rare, double nipples on one side is no previously reported.