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Archived Comments for: The International Research Society of Spinal Deformities (IRSSD) and its contribution to science

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  1. Intestinal malrotation

    Nancy Allen, Microbiologist

    23 May 2012

    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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