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29.0 x 43.7 cm ⏐ 11.4 x 17.2 in (300dpi)
MIKE DEVLIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MIKE DEVLIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Coloured X-ray (back view) of the spine of an adolescent patient, showing scoliosis (sideways curvature) of the vertebra, in this case double sideways curve of the spine. This is an idiopathic scoliosis in which the cause is unknown. Scoliosis usually starts in childhood or adolescence and commonly another part of the spine bends in the opposite direction to compensate, resulting in an S-shape.
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