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An 8-year-old girl with congenital deafness and musculoskeletal abnormalities
  1. Karen Chetcuti1,
  2. Laurence J Abernethy1,
  3. Colin Bruce2
  1. 1Radiology Department, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2Orthopaedic and Trauma Department, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Karen Chetcuti, 77, Quebec Quay, Liverpool L34ER, UK; karenchetcuti212{at}

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An 8-year-old girl with right-sided congenital deafness was investigated for impaired movement of the right shoulder.

A frontal X-ray of the chest and upper abdomen (figure 1) demonstrated a levoconvex cervicothoracic scoliosis with multi-level hemivertebrae. There was also a chest wall abnormality, with congenital fusion of ribs on the right side. The right scapula was noted to lie in an abnormally high …

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  • Contributors KC and LJA contributed equally to this article. CB is the clinician responsible for the care of this patient and provided the details of the clinical history.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.