Unusual Association of KBG Syndrome with Scheuermann’s Disease

Volume 7 | Issue 1 | January-June 2022 | Page: 01-06 | Sanjay N. Murthy, Jaganaathan Srinivasan, Cheryl Honeyman, Rajendra Sakhrekar, Amit Bishnoi, Sriram H. Srinivasan

DOI: 10.13107/ijs.2020.v07i01.036

Authors: Sanjay N. Murthy [1], Jaganaathan Srinivasan [2], Cheryl Honeyman [3], Rajendra Sakhrekar [4], Amit Bishnoi [5], Sriram H. Srinivasan [6]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Royal Stoke University Hospital, UK.
[2] Department of Orthopaedics, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, BW.
[3] Department of Orthopaedic Nursing, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, BW.
[4] Department of Spinal Surgery, Schoen klinik Neustadt Holestine, Germany.
[5] Department of Spinal Surgery, Leicester University Hospital, UK.
[6] Department of Spinal Surgery, Ipswich University Hospital NHS Trust, UK.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Sanjay N. Murthy,
Core Trainee, Department of Orthopaedics, Royal Stoke University Hospital, UK.
E-mail: sanjayn293@gmail.com


In this paper we discuss a novel case in which a patient had a comorbid diagnosis of KBG syndrome and Scheuermann’s disease. The patient was a 14-year-old boy, referred to orthopaedics for assessment of his spinal deformity. Initial assessment revealed that he had a rib prominence on his right side, which was corrected upon bending forward. SLR examination indicated significantly tight hamstrings. Plantars were upturning, but other reflexes were normal. He had kyphosis measuring up to 59.4 degrees. MRI of the spine depicted features of classic Scheuermann’s disease, from D6-D10. The patient was given conservative treatment consisting of physical therapy and postural training. He remained asymptomatic during the course of a 5-year follow-up period. This case is unique due to the comorbidity of Scheuermann’s disease and KBG syndrome, which has never been reported in the literature. This case report suggests that routine spinal screening in cases of KBG syndrome would contribute to a better understanding of treatment and diagnosis.

Keywords: KBG syndrome, Scheuermann’s disease


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How to Cite this Article: Murthy SN, Srinivasan J, Honeyman C, Sakhrekar R, Swamy G, Srinivasan SH Unusual Association of | KBG Syndrome with Scheuermann’s Disease | International Journal of Spine | January-June 2020; 7(1): 29-32.

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