Kyphosis, postmenopausal cervical
An outward curvature (kyphosis) of the cervical vertebrae (the bones of the neck), creating a hump at the back of the neck. This condition, once thought to be a characteristic deformity of older women, was called a dowager's hump. A dowager was a woman of high social rank whose husband was dead but who had a title (such as duchess) and property because of her marriage to him. Postmenopausal cervical kyphosis is due to osteoporotic changes in the cervical spine. It may affect men or women. Like most osteoporotic changes, the condition is often preventable.

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  • Cervical kyphosis, postmenopausal — An outward curvature (kyphosis) of the cervical vertebrae (the bones of the neck), creating a hump at the back of the neck. This condition, once thought to be a characteristic deformity of older women, was called a dowager s hump. A dowager was a …   Medical dictionary

  • Postmenopausal cervical kyphosis — An outward curvature (kyphosis) of the cervical vertebrae (the bones of the neck), creating a hump at the back of the neck. This condition, once thought to be a characteristic deformity of older women, was called a dowager s hump. A dowager was a …   Medical dictionary

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  • Hump, dowager — An outward curvature of the vertebrae of neck, creating a hump at the back of the neck, once thought to be a characteristic deformity of older women. A dowager was a woman of high social rank whose husband was dead but who had a title (such as… …   Medical dictionary

  • hump — A rounded protuberance or bulge. buffalo h. SYN: buffalo type. dowager h. postmenopausal cervical kyphosis of older women due to osteoporosis and compression fractures of vertebra. Hampton h. a juxtapleural pulmonary soft tissue …   Medical dictionary

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