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Table 1 Radiographic characteristics of patients with congenital scoliosis and SCM

From: Radiographic characteristics in congenital scoliosis associated with split cord malformation: a retrospective study of 266 surgical cases

characteristics Type I Type II P
Number of patient, n (%) 104 (39.1) 162 (60.9)  
Age (yrs) 14.0 ± 6.0 14.3 ± 5.9 0.715
Sex (M/F) 28/76 48/114 0.633
Length of split segment, n 2.7 ± 1.5 5.2 ± 3.3 < 0.001*
Main curve Cobb angle (°) 71.5 ± 27.4 68.9 ± 24.1 0.434
Type of curve, n (%)    0.448
 Thoracic 67 (64.4) 112 (69.1)  
 Thoracolumbar 23 (22.1) 36 (22.2)  
 Lumbar 14 (13.5) 14 (8.6)  
Kyphotic deformity    0.029 *
 With, n (%) 25 (24.0) 22 (13.6)  
 Without 79 140  
  1. SCM split cord malformation; * means statistical difference