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Developmental spinal canal stenosis and somatotype.
  1. S Nightingale
  1. Department of Neurology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK.

    Abstract

    The hypothesis that somatotype and cervical spine developmental canal stenosis may be associated has been investigated by anthropometry and measurement of lateral projection cervical spine radiographs. A significant association of canal size with somatotype has been found such that those with developmentally narrow canals are more likely to have relatively shorter long-bones, particularly in the upper arm, and longer trunks.

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